View Full Version : Billy Sunday In Uniform: Postcard

07-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Got lucky and spotted this on ebay in a postcard lot....the seller (Isoldit store) had no clue and didn't even mention it.

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8238/lastgame043small3at1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4098/lastgame045small3os7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

07-15-2006, 04:03 PM
Not worth much but a cool piece.
Hope you didn't pay more than $50 for it.

07-15-2006, 04:17 PM
This wasn't the only postcard in the ebay auction....some will go back on ebay listed as singles and some will go to a local consignment auction. I paid $67 for the lot containing 50+ RPPC's from 1908-1910...including a tri-fold panoramic postcard of Indiana, PA. After all is said and done I'm betting I make money and still have the Billy Sunday PC. :)

07-15-2006, 04:29 PM
That's pretty cool. I have about 10 Billy Sunday postcards my dad gave me in his usual preaching situations. I've never seen one with him in uniform other than the 1800's stuff.

07-15-2006, 04:30 PM
Thanks Clint, I like that "Mother Hubbard" team postcard you posted over on Net54.

07-15-2006, 04:38 PM
Thanks1085, Dan. Here's another one that I picked up at a gun show. You never know where you'll make your next score. The guys in back are wearing dresses.

07-15-2006, 05:04 PM
Great stuff....I wonder what the deal was with wearing women's clothes to play baseball....it was pretty common for the era. I wonder why and how it got started? Someone lost a bet?

07-15-2006, 05:30 PM
I always thought they did it as an added attraction to make money. I know that they would use the proceeds to get equipment. Maybe this was their way of getting more people to show up for the games.

07-15-2006, 05:44 PM
Probably....That other pic you posted on Net 54 is great....only one or two of those guys are smiling the rest look awfully mad.

07-15-2006, 06:03 PM
For those that didn't see it on the other site.This is two baseball teams dressed as women.1090

07-18-2006, 04:42 PM
who is the other "world famous baseball player" in the pic?

07-19-2006, 11:21 AM
The author of the postcard is making a joke...as he is the other player pictured.