1907 PC775 Grignon Chicago Cubs Postcards Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||PC775 Grignon Chicago Cubs Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
PC775 Grignon Chicago Cubs Postcards Overview
The PC775 Grignon Cubs postcards set includes various members of the Chicago Cubs. The background of all of the postcards was printed in green ink – presumably to depict a playing field. Grignon is the name of the local publishing company that printed these cards.
The bear is the predominant picture on the postcard and, at first glance, it might be easy to kind of miss the fact that an actual player was included as well. But the unique fronts included a small player image inside of a circle along with the larger picture of a bear (Cub) playing baseball.
A short caption and the player’s name and position are the only text on the front. Backs include the area for the sender to write his/her message and the recipient address.
The cards are quite rare and, despite a quirky design, are very popular among Cubs and pre-war collectors.
Few collectors know that, while these postcards are referred to as the Grignon Chicago Cubs set, the same cards with the same design were utilized elsewhere, too.
One company, the Boston Oyster House, also used these postcards to create their own set. The backs of these cards include the team’s schedule as well as a brief advertisement for the restaurant. Specifically, the backs state that fans should ‘Be sure to visit the Cubs dining room, fitting in with the theme of these cards.
Like regular Grignon postcards, these are rare. However, there is not typically a large premium associated with them.
It should be noted that, while the Grignon set is typically classified as a 1907 issue, the Boston Oyster House cards have the 1908 schedule printed on them, meaning those cards would have been issued in that year instead.
PC775 Grignon Chicago Cubs Checklist
- Mordecai Brown
- Captain Frank Chance
- Johnny Evers
- Art Hofman
- Johnny Kling
- Carl Lundgren
- Pat Moran
- Orval Overall
- Jack Pfiester
- Ed Reulbach
- Frank Schulte
- James Sheckard
- James Slagle
- Harry Steinfeldt
- Jack Taylor
- Joe Tinker