PC-Cards (Postcards)

Introduction

Fred Perry EC Trim Postcard TennisThe 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.

Postcards featuring various sports were extremely popular. This is particularly true between the dates of around 1905 – 1915.

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  postcards (those depicting the sport but not featuring actual athletes) are often relatively inexpensive. The most popular tennis postcards, however, are likely the E. Trim and Company series, which were real photograph postcards depicting actual players at Wimbledon.

Additionally, postally-used postcards are also more affordable. Those are generally found with some wear and sometimes, due to mail travel, etc., significant damage. However, those that do feature real athletes and teams are highly desired and often valuable.

Because of the large number of tennis postcard issues, only sets are presented here.

Sets

A.W. Gamage Postcard Golf
A.W. Gamage
Sports Outfitters Postcards

1910 Colonial Art - F.G. Henry Tennis Postcard
1910 Colonial Art / F.G. Henry
Tennis Postcards

Earl Christy P. Sander Tennis
1907 Earl Christy / P. Sander
Romance Series
Rene Lacoste E. Trim and Company Tennis Postcard
E. Trim Wimbledon
Tennis Postcards
1908 Gold Background Women Sports Postcard Football
1908 Gold Background
Woman Sports Postcards
1909 Hammock Series Tennis Postcard
1909 Hammock Series
Tennis Postcards
1906 Illustrated Postcard Company of New York Tennis Hammock
1906 Illustrated Postcard
Company of New York
Tennis/Hammock Postcards
Reinthal and Newman Postcard Tennis
Reinthal & Newman Female
Postcards Set
1910 Tennis Poem Romance Postcard
1910 Tennis Romance
Poem Postcards

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