PC-Cards (Postcards)

Introduction

The PC-Cards include various postcards. 001-2These postcards range in size but most are in the 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ range. Backs also vary but, in general, feature either a divider line to separate the recipient’s address and message or are without a divider line.

In addition to these cataloged issues, numerous postcards not recognized in the American Card Catalog exist. A list of those issues is being tracked below as ‘Various Uncatalogued Issues.’ However, profiles have not been developed for them due to the sheer volume of sets not listed in the American Card Catalog.

Baseball postcards really became popular in the early 1900s. A slew of generic issues, in particular, was produced from around 1905 to 1915. Even if they do not have specific dates printed on them, a time period can usually be established on used ones that have postmark dates. Those dates, however, should not be confused with the precise year of issue as they may not have been used until years later.

Postcards can be a gray area for card collectors. While many consider them to be baseball cards of a sort, some collectors ignore them entirely. Because of that, many of the generic baseball postcards (those depicting the sport but not featuring actual players) are often relatively inexpensive. That is particularly true in the case of postally-used postcards. Those are generally found with some wear and sometimes, due to mail travel, etc., significant damage. However, those that do feature real players and teams are highly desired and often valuable.

The popular Exhibit Postcards can be found below and also in their proper classification with the W-Cards.

Sets

 PC770 Clarkson.jpg
1908 American League
Publishing (PC770)
pc742-1-stahl   pc742-2-wagner
1912 Boston
American Series (PC742)
PC743 Briggstone Oakes.jpg
1908-11 Bregstone
(PC743)
 A Good Play Postcard
Comic Sports
Postcards (PC798)
1908 Detroit Free Press
(PC773-4)
001-2
1907-09 Dietsche (PC765)
 Ruth 1922 Eastern Exhibit Supply.jpeg
1922 Eastern Exhibit
Supply Postcards
1925-31 Exhibit PC Back.jpg
1925-31 Exhibit
Postcards
4 in 1 Postcard Backed Exhibit.jpg
1925-31 Exhibit
4-on-1 Postcards
Ruth Star Picture Stamps.jpg
1929 Exhibit
Star Picture Stamps
Ruth 1931 Movie Stars Exhibit.jpg
1931-32 Exhibit Supply
Company Postcards
Burke Postcard back.jpeg
1938 George Burke
(PC744)
PC792 Batter Catcher.jpg
1905-09 Gold Embossed
(PC792)
PC775 Moran.jpg
1907 Grignon Cubs
(PC775)
PC758 Chance.jpg
1909-16 Max Stein
(PC758)
PC778 Morgan Stationery Huggins.jpg
1907 Morgan Stationery
(PC778)
PC805 Bresnahan.jpg
1907-10 Novelty Cutlery
(PC805)
PC786 Davis.jpg
1938-39 Orcajo (PC786)
PC799 1919 Cincinnati Reds World Champions Moran.jpg
1919 Reds World
Champions (PC799)
1912 PC766 Robert Robinson Postcards 2 Catcher.jpg
1912 Robert Robinson
(PC766)
PC760 Chase.jpg
1908-09 Rose Company
(PC760)
PC760 Chase.jpg
1908-09 Rose Company
Greenfield’s Chocolates
(PC760)
PC782 1905 Rotograph Postcards Chesbro.jpg
1905 Rotograph (PC782)
pc796-07-cobb-wagner
1910 Sepia (PC796)
PC 05SPCS 1905 Souvenir Post Card Shop of Cleveland Buellow.jpg
1905 Souvenir Postcard
Shop of Cleveland
(PC785)
M101-3 2 Cobb.jpg
1915 Sporting News
(PC757)
pc773-2-1907-09-hm-taylor-jennings
1907-09 Taylor Company
(PC773-2)
pc773-1-topping-co-tiger-stars-cobb
1909 Topping & Co.
(PC773-1)
1908 Wolverine News
(PC773-3)
Gassaway Rotograph Baseball Player Postcard (1906) - Copy.jpg
Various Uncatalogued
Issues

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