Vintage RPS Player Cards

Hot Thomas Not often does something this amazing and historically significant come across our desks here at the Think Three Blog, but we have got a hold of what could be the earliest RPS Player cards ever.  In fact, these are likely the earliest recorded images ever of RPS players. We got a total of 4 cards and will do our best to prolong this goodness by breaking it up into 2 posts. These cards date from 1887 which was when the World RPS Society was still known as the Scissors Paper Stone Club. If you strain your eyes that can be verified by the copyright notice on the bottom.

Also hard to read is the script in the background that refers to the players as "Scissors Paper Stoners" which in today's context seems rather funny. We have never heard of them referred to in that way before so that alone has added to the culture knowledge base of RPS. RegOConnelly

As for the players, these cards go so far back that little is known about who they are. Reggie 'O' Connelly likely added the initial 'O' into his name so people would call him 'Roc" (or perhaps so he might sound more Irish which might peg him as a New Yorker).

Franz 'Hot' Thomas more than likely earned his name through a notable hot streak. Not sure how much fun it would have been that nickname though. He does wield a mean pair of scissors though.

Click on the images if you want to get a better look at the cards and look out for another post coming your way.

Hot Thomas

Not often does something this amazing and historically significant come across our desks here at the Think Three Blog, but we have got a hold of what could be the earliest RPS Player cards ever.  In fact, these are likely the earliest recorded images ever of RPS players. We got a total of 4 cards and will do our best to prolong this goodness by breaking it up into 2 posts. These cards date from 1887 which was when the World RPS Society was still known as the Scissors Paper Stone Club. If you strain your eyes that can be verified by the copyright notice on the bottom.

Also hard to read is the script in the background that refers to the players as "Scissors Paper Stoners" which in today's context seems rather funny. We have never heard of them referred to in that way before so that alone has added to the culture knowledge base of RPS. RegOConnelly

As for the players, these cards go so far back that little is known about who they are. Reggie 'O' Connelly likely added the initial 'O' into his name so people would call him 'Roc" (or perhaps so he might sound more Irish which might peg him as a New Yorker).

Franz 'Hot' Thomas more than likely earned his name through a notable hot streak. Not sure how much fun it would have been that nickname though. He does wield a mean pair of scissors though.

Click on the images if you want to get a better look at the cards and look out for another post coming your way.

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