The 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.
In addition, several football postcards also were instrumental in linking the sport with Thanksgiving. Other football postcards were also classified as Vinegar Valentine issues.
Finally, numerous individual issues (including those featuring Jim Thorpe) are available, too. For the sake of brevity, however, only sets and those featuring professional players are listed below.