From the realm of the rare and obscure comes this potentially unique graded football card set. Formatted as dance cards for a 12/18/14 team honor dance, this highly unusual set is printed with player photos, names, nicknames and positions on the obverses, while the reverses are blank. Interestingly a dotted line appears at bottom along with the name of dance. All (22) of these attractive cards are certified Authentic by SGC. Detailed description on our website.
Measuring approximately 2 x 4-3/4”, these handsome cards all present in well preserved state with clearly discernable photos, bold text and clean backgrounds. Though several bear unobtrusive pencil notations, this only serves to support the authentic nature of this previously unknown series. Research revealed that Emmett “Doc” Angell coached basketball at the University of Wisconsin from 1904 to 1908, however other than this fact little else is known about the featured players or the Emblem Club. (3) Of the offered cards are header types including a logo card, a list of “Chaperones” and an announcement card detailing the date at location of the dance event. Worth noting is that the “Header Card” bears a logo device which has the letter “M” prominently incorporated in the design. This scant information leads to the possibility that the club in question competed at the collegiate level.
The list of included cards is as follows: “Header Card” with Emblem Club logo and date “1914”, “Announcement Card” printed with “Football Dance in honor of 1914 Team, Friday Evening, Dec. 18, Nineteen Hundred and Fourteen, Colonial Gridiron, (photos by Rice), (Music by Gerber)”, along with a list of “Members” names, coach Emmett Angell, manager Charles Wesley; and (17) players: Charles Apter, Lewis Cohen, James Goodman, Max Goetz, Addison Haugan, Otto Henkel, George Hoe, Harry Kasten, Hazen Kaul, Malcolm Knapp, Frank Logic, Otto Marohn, George Meyer, John Mitchell, Walter Nichols, Christ Reinke, Arthur Strange,