PC-Cards (Postcards)

Introduction

Ullman Football PostcardThe PC-Cards include various postcards. These 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.

While football cards in the pre-war era are few compared to baseball, one area where they are plentiful is in postcards. Now, many issues featured only fans (often females) and cheerleaders for particular teams and they were generally seen with pennants. It may be difficult to classify some of those as football issues but the fact that so many similar ones are pictured with football players or equipment means that they really deserve to be considered football issues.

Because those issues are numerous, though, we have limited the ones here to those that either include equipment or football players, or have a cheer printed on them, clearly identifying them as a sports issue.

Numerous individual issues (including those featuring Jim Thorpe) are available, too. For the sake of brevity, however, only sets are listed below.

Actual Player/Team Postcard Issues (Sets Only)

1907 Dietsche Michigan Wolverines Postcards
1931 Exhibit Movie Star Postcards (with Jim Thorpe)
1932 Notre Dame Postcards
1912 Olympiska Spelens Postcards (with Jim Thorpe)
1916 Oregon State University (Oregon Agricultural) Postcards
1926 Pottsville Maroons Postcards
1928 Red Grange ‘One Minute to Play’ Exhibit Postcards

Generic Postcard Issues (Sets Only)

1906 A.H. Rah Rah Series Postcards
Archie Gunn / National Art Company Fan/Mascot Postcards
1907 Beaty ‘The Coming Champs’ Postcards (Multi-Sport)
Book Mark Company College Series Postcards (Multi-Sport)
College Girl Series Foldout Pennant Postcards
1910 Colonial Art Romantic Comedy Postcards
Decorative Poster Company Series HC 1-12 Football Girl Postcards
Douglass Fan/Pennant Postcards
1907 Earl Christy Embossed College Series Postcards
1906 Earl Christy / Illustrated Postcard and Novelty Company of New York (Girls in Buggies) Postcards
Earl Christy Platinachrome Postcards
Earl Christy / Raphael Tuck and Sons College Kings and Queens Postcards (International)
Earl Christy / Raphael Tuck and Sons University Girls Sitting on Seals Postcards
Earl Christy / Valentine Artotype Postcards
1907 Emanuel College Boy Postcards (Multi-Sport)
Franz Huld College Girls Postcards (Multi-Sport/International)
1905 Illustrated Post Card Company of New York 5004 Poem Series (Multi-Sport)
1905 J. Bergman College Girls/Pennants Postcards
J.I. Austen College Girl Athletes Postcards (Multi-Sport)
J.I. Austen Football Boy Postcards
1906 J. Tully Postcards (Multi-Sport)
1907 Julius Bien / Earl Christy College Series Number 95 Postcards
M. Greiner Basketball and Football Women Fans Postcards (Multi-Sport)
Manhattan Post Card Company Rah Rah Postcards
Oilette / Raphael Tuck and Sons Postcards
Oilette / Raphael Tuck and Sons New England College Series Postcards
1907 P. Gordon 5100 Football Series Postcards
1906 R. Hill Poem Postcards
1906 R. Hill Rah Rah University Series Postcards
1905 R.F. Outcault / J. Ottmann Postcards (Multi-Sport)
1907 The Rose Company Poem Postcards (Multi-Sport)
1907 Rotograph Company Fan/Pennant Postcards
1905 Souvenir College Girl Series Postcards
1905 Ullman College Baseball and Football Postcards (Multi-Sport)
1909 Ullman College Baby Postcards (Multi-Sport)

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