PC792 Gold Embossed Postcards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title PC792 Gold Embossed Postcards
Year c1905
Size 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Images No Color
Type Postcards
Number in Set

PC792 Gold Embossed Postcards Overview

PC792 Batter Catcher.jpg

The PC792 Gold Embossed postcards set includes various baseball players.

The fronts included a 3D/embossed image of baseball players, but the players are not identified. There are an assortment of poses, including batting and fielding.

That the postcards don’t feature real players is certainly a detriment and makes them less collectable. Many collectors will no doubt shy away from this issue because the players are not real ones. But because they are unique with the embossed image and have some nice classic old-style pictures, they still make for fine additions. And since you can often get them starting around $10-$15, they’re really affordable.

Backs include the area for the sender to write his/her message and the recipient address. Some have a divided back while others do not.

It is notable that while most of the postcard in this series are as pictured here, without color, some do have embellishments, including color added and even sparkles. These additions were popular on other postcard series’, including another embossed set that is similar, but not to be confused with this one.

Identifying the Players

For many years, it was assumed these were generic pictures of players with generic scenes. However, while the players are not named on the postcards, we can identify them through original pictures of the same scenes.

This Net54 thread does just that. The players are listed below as identified on that site and the set includes Hall of Famers Frank Chance and Jimmy Collins.

Two of the postcards still have unidentified players. One, as mentioned in that Net54 link, was cited as possibly being former player Ed Gagnier. However, that would seem unlikely as postcards from this series have been found postmarked as early as 1905 and Gagnier did not play in the majors (Federal League) until 1914.

PC792 Gold Embossed Postcards Checklist

  1. Batter with catcher
  2. Batter with catcher and umpire (batter is Frank Chance)
  3. Batter swinging (Ollie Pickering)
  4. Player holding ball (George Winter)
  5. Fielder jumping
  6. Fielder with baserunner sliding (Fielder is Jimmy Collins)

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