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Gorgeous postcard of Olympian Jim Thorpe, one of the greatest of all American athletes, in his track and field uniform for the 1912 Olympics.  In 1912, Thorpe competed in two Olympic events, the Pentathlon and the Decathlon.  He won Gold Medals for both, and in addition to receiving the medals won two prizes which were donated by King Gustav of Sweden and Czar Nicholas II of Russia.  When Thorpe was presented with his prize by King Gustav, Gustav told Thorpe "You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world."  Thorpe famously responded "Thanks, King."

The unused postcard is in outstanding condition with wonderful eye appeal, a technical grade of VG-EX 4 by SGC related to light corrner wear, and very slight surface wear.  An attractive and extremely desirable postcard.

1912 Olympiska Spelens #238 Jim Thorpe (RC) - SGC VG/EX 41912 Olympiska Spelens #238 Jim Thorpe (RC) - SGC VG/EX 4
1912 Olympiska Spelens #238 Jim Thorpe (RC) - SGC VG/EX 4
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Minimum Bid: $300
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,200
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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