1912 Jim Thorpe "Olympic Heroes" Photographic Postcard

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1578

Item Year: 1912

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Scarce Jim Thorpe photographic postcard issued in commemoration of his return to Carlisle, Pennsylvania following the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. The photo features Thorpe in his track uniform holding a shot put, with the text below him reading "Thorpe of Carlisle, PA./'The Greatest Athlete of All Time." The text on the reverse reads "Olympic Heroes Thorpe Tewanima and Warner will return to Carlise, Pa., August 16, 1912 - Five Bands/Big Street Parade/State Military/State Constabulary/Fire Companies/Presentation to Heroes/Athletic Sports/Great Fireworks Display/State & National Leaders Will be Here." The postcard (3.25 x 5.5 inches) remains in Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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