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05-27-2008, 12:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Carl Lamendola</b><p>I recently picked this up from an antique dealer from NC and would like some input. The card is a Real Photo Postcard. Has anyone every seen it before? I took a chance - and althogh not from 1911<br />its still very old. I called the Cumberland County Historical Society and I believe it depicts the <br />"Jim Thorpe and 1911 CIS Football Team with football which reads "1911, Indians 18, Harvard 15" - Photo #15A-01-14. <br /><br />I have spoken to the author of Sport Postcards Price Guide (John Mashburn - 73 years old)also. He had never seen it. The producer issued postcards from 1930 thru 1960s. I also spoke to a good friend of mine who's brother has been a dealer and has 1M postcards in stock. We believe its from 1930-1940s due to the lack of copyright date. Also, W.M. Cline was a regional issuer from Tennessee to North Carolina and produced cards of Cherokee Indians. One final note, the coach in the picture is "Pop Warner - voted the greatest college coach of all-time by AP.A pretty aweswome card. Here it is.<br /><br /> <img src="http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze4rc89/thopefront.jpg">;<br /> <img src="http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze4rc89/thorpeback.jpg">.<br /><br /><br /><br />

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05-28-2008, 08:46 AM
Posted By: <b>Frank Rose</b><p>Carl: Nice piece, but not a period piece as your research seems to indicate. Please call me or email me with that book writers contact information. I want to speak with him.<br />Frank<br />Gridiron Greats

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05-28-2008, 10:15 AM
Posted By: <b>Alan</b><p>Speaking of the Sport Postcards Price Guide, does anyone know where I can obtain a copy ? Thanks.