‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||R766 Robert Robinson Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Number in Set
PC766 Robert Robinson Postcards Overview
The 1912 PC766 Robert Robinson postcards included four baseball issues. The postcards included color images of generic or unknown players and one scene of fans. While generic, the quality of the artwork is difficult to match.
Backs include the area for the sender to write his/her message and the recipient address. The back said “Post Card” at the top in a descriptive, old English-style font. A divider line was included to separate the message and the area for the recipient’s address.
In addition, the artist, Robert Robinson, had his name along one of the edges. Finally, at the bottom, each side of the divider line was identified as the place for the message as well as the recipient address.
Robert Robinson was the artist but Edward Gross of New York was the copyright holder for the postcards. They were printed by The Curtis Publishing Company.
While there are generally four baseball postcards in the set, the complete set actually includes a total of 12 cards. Eight are of the non-sports variety. One interesting note is that a postcard with fans is often cited as a baseball card. That may not be the case, however, as baseball is not specifically shown on the postcard. The fans could actually be cheering at any number of sporting events.
PC766 Robert Robinson Postcards Checklist
The checklist for the complete set of postcards includes the following:
- Batter squaring for a bunt (Baseball)
- Boy eating apples
- Boy fishing
- Catcher watching a ball in the air (Baseball)
- Fans watching (Possibly Baseball)
- Man sleeping
- Man in snow
- Men arguing
- Men with horse
- Pitcher (Baseball)