There was a Baseball picture postcard thread started back in 2008 by Bobby1313131(Forum Dad) but now it is locked. I could find no other thread for this, so I will start one. If one of the mods or forum gods or Forum-Daddy himself wishes to unlock that thread and merge this post there, go for it. The old small and large town teams seemed to be all around America back in the day. I enjoy them, especially when mailed and would like to see a SCF topic for them. I could no, so I started this one.
NOW SHOW US your baseball team and related postcards, please.
This is the title of the current eBay
"1908 WILTON IOWA BASEBALL TEAM RPPC"
The card is shown below, front and back.
It is a cleanly written message by Maude which ends with the "What do you think of our ball team" query. Mailed May 6 1908 with a 1901 Franklin 1 cent from Wilton Junction, Iowa to her fried "Loyd" in Iowa City, Iowa.
The 1910 census lists the population as 1157. Yet the town folk put out a baseball team. Wilton Junction, now just Wilton, is home to the oldest continuously running ice cream parlor in the world which opened in 1867. The Wilton Candy Kitchen still serves the now just under 2900 people in the town.
The photo says it all, laid back players, bat boys, gloves, balls and bats even an umpire looking gentleman. Small slice of Americana. eBay
item 402924023157*** Edited by Staff to clarify topic title. Titles are important! ***