View Full Version : Help identifying two postcards?

05-23-2015, 02:01 PM
If the geniuses here can't help no one will...

A friend of mine has these two items and many more like them.

The first seems like a JD McCarthy postcard. Can anyone confirm that it's Ernie Harwell? I can't find a McCarthy Harwell anywhere. He has 65 different postcards which I think are all McCarthys. (McCarthies? McCarthii?)

The second...I don't even know. My friend says they're 3x5 and he has 7 different ones. 7-Up Toronto Argonauts searches turn up nothing.


05-23-2015, 04:39 PM
Seems to strongly resemble Harwell, although the nose looks maybe a bit small...

The Boyd Carter card is from 1960 or '61, going by the his age of 24 as stated there.
Here's Carter's record at cflapedia.com, who would surely appreciate a scan of your card:

05-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Thanks for the year range, didn't even think to look up his age and figure out years. Duh! No idea what that set is though?

05-23-2015, 07:07 PM
My opinion is that postcard is a photo of Harwell and it is a JD McCarthy postcard. The McCarthy Postcards are suppose to be 3 1/2" X 5 1/16 ". Contact your friend to see if the postcard matches the size of the McCarthy's cards.
Couldn't find anything of a Boyd Carter wearing a #82. With the Argonauts in "59 thru 62, Carter wore #70 or 87.
Sorry couldn't help any further.
There were some 1980 reprints of the JD McCarthy postcards and I believe the size of those are 3 1/4 X 5 1/2, but do not think Harwell was in the reprints.