Lot # 69: 1887 Tomlinson Studios Ned Hanlon Cabinet Portrait

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2018",
which ran from 10/5/2018 5:00 PM to
10/28/2018 7:00 PM

Cabinet photo capturing Hall of Fame manager Ned Hanlon. The formal studio photo, produced by "Tomlinson" of Detroit, pictures the nattily attired Hanlon in a bust-length pose looking away from the camera. Tomlinson's credit stamp remains partially visible on the reverse. This cabinet dates from 1887, when Hanlon was still an outfielder with the Detroit Wolverines. While a fine player, his Hall of Fame credentials were forged a few years later when he managed the legendary Baltimore Orioles during the club's 1894 to 1897 dynasty. He also later managed the Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1905) and Cincinnati Reds (1906-1907). Hanlon was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1996. This is the only known example of this particular Hanlon cabinet, making it both a rare and significant 19th century Hall of Fame photo. SGC has encapsulated the card and certified it as "Authentic." The cabinet photo (3.25 x 4.5 inches) has been trimmed along all four borders and displays a number of flaws on the reverse, including staining, surface paper loss, and tape application. A tiny pencil marking appears on the upper right front corner. Technically in Poor condition overall, but closer to Excellent in its overall frontal appearance. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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