Lot # 78: Late 1800s Baseball Cabinet-Card Collection (3)

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

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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

Collection of three nineteenth-century baseball cabinet photos (4.25 x 6.5 inches), circa 1880s/1890s, each encapsulated and graded by SGC. All are formal studio photographs, with the name of the photographer listed either on the mount and/or reverse. Like many images from this time period, none of the players are identified. 1) Photo of a player wearing a uniform lettered "Press & Knick." Produced by Semple & Stein of Albany, New York. Graded FAIR 20, with a chip in the lower right corner, foxing, and an ink notation on the reverse that reads "Poppy father Joe." 2) Photo capturing two uniformed players posing together. Each uniform is identical and features a "C" on the front of the jersey. Produced by J. W. Hennigar of New Rochelle, New York. Graded VG/EX 50, with a small area of light discoloration along the base of the mount. 3) Photo capturing 12 players posing together. Seven of the players are wearing uniforms lettered "Buchtel" and various pieces of equipment can be seen, including a catcher's mask, bats, and gloves. Produced by Hackett Bros., of Akron, Ohio. Buchtel College (now the University of Akron) was located in Akron, Ohio, and this photo almost certainly depicts school's baseball team. Graded VG/EX 50, with light wear to the corners and perimeter. Total: 3 cabinet photos. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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