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Old 11-15-2018, 09:59 PM
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Here are some more reach and spalding and newspaper items I picked up. The Toledo one is the only one Iíve come across. The newspaper photo of Thorpe long jumping is from a July 24, 1912 newspaper.






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Old 11-16-2018, 11:44 PM
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This almanac is to commemorate/document the 1912 Olympics and is full of pictures of our olympians. It is in beat up condition but for me at least has been very hard to find with Thorpe on the cover. If anybody ever comes across one in much better condition and is not interested in it themselves Iíd appreciate a pm about it.




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Old 11-18-2018, 01:49 PM
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This is a postcard advertising the Carlisle vs Villanova game in 1907. Very little can be found about Thorpeís contribution in 1907. First 3 games were shutouts so he probably didnít play unless he received the opening or halftime kickoff which perhaps could have happened. My speculation is since he ran 2 kickoff returns for touchdowns against 30-40 players in practice when he tried out for the team that he very well could have been used as a kickoff returner on a highly talented team that included Albert Exendine, Albert Payne, Pete Hauser and Frank Mount Pleasant. Thorpe was listed in lineup for 5th game against Syracuse and played against Penn to replace an injured Payne. It was reported that on his first carry he went opposite way of his blockers and got buried but went 45 yards on his next carry. He definitely ran a kickoff back for a TD against Bucknell in the 6th game of season. Unfortunately for him he didnít score it though! He let up a few yards from the end zone, got tripped up and fumbled into the end zone where a teammate recovered it for the TD! Most of you have probably seen this one but this one is mine and Thorpe was definitely there!




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Old 11-19-2018, 11:22 PM
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This almanac is to commemorate/document the 1912 Olympics and is full of pictures of our olympians. It is in beat up condition but for me at least has been very hard to find with Thorpe on the cover. If anybody ever comes across one in much better condition and is not interested in it themselves Iíd appreciate a pm about it.




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I missed out on one these several years back and still havenít seen another for sale. I still regret it! By the way, what part of OK are you in?
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Old 11-19-2018, 11:41 PM
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I am from The Enid area right now...I have a lot of 1912 Olympic items I’ll be posting pictures of also. Looks like we collect a lot of the same things.
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Old 11-20-2018, 09:37 PM
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This postcard is from the 1908 season...not sure if Thorpe is on the field but a good chance with 18 players shown that he is. With the correct equipment a person might be able to tell or not. Minnesota was one of 2 teams to beat Carlisle in 1908. Thorpe was selected 3rd team All-American in 1908. Most of you have seen this card in the past or one like it I know..it now resides in my collection. Iím going to show some modern cards Iíve picked up over the years along with some of my vintage items so that when I run out of vintage items maybe I wonít bore others with new items.








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Old 11-23-2018, 12:31 AM
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This next item is a program from Carlisle. The program covers the ĎAthletic Celebration And Presentation of Cs for 1908í held on March 20, 1909. Thorpe is listed as Captain of the track team. I believe it to be a rare program and quickly becoming one of my favorite pieces for sure. Jim is pictured with the baseball team which you rarely see so this program is really special!









































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Old 11-25-2018, 10:26 PM
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I am from The Enid area right now...I have a lot of 1912 Olympic items Iíll be posting pictures of also. Looks like we collect a lot of the same things.
Iím in Edmond, so not too terribly far away. Iíd love to meet up if it ever makes sense. Not too many vintage collectors (or stuff to find) in this part of the world.
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:08 PM
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In 1912 Warner really got serious with Thorpe track wise to get him prepared for the Olympic trials starting with the Indooor season. This following program is from the 23rd Annual Indoor Games at Mechanics Hall in Boston on February 10, 1912. Many of the eventual track olympians can be found in the program. Thorpe competed in the 40 dash, 45 hurdles, high jump, 16lb shot, and 3 standing jumps events. Being a track guy I think this is a really nice program!

























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Old 11-25-2018, 11:14 PM
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Forgot to send a picture of Mechanics Hall where the meet was held. This is a period postcard.




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