Lot # 24: 1886 Detroit Wolverines Tomlinson Cabinet Larry Twitchell - Ex-Larry Twitchell Estate - Newly Discovered!

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2019",
which ran from 3/6/2019 3:10 PM to
3/24/2019 6:00 PM



Rare, newly discovered cabinet card picturing Larry Twitchell as a member of the 1886 Detroit Wolverines. The photograph, taken in a formal studio setting, captures Twitchell in a portrait pose. The name of the photographer, "Tomlinson - 236 Woodward Ave.," appears on the base of the mount. The Detroit Wolverines were frequent visitors to Frank. N. Tomlinson's photography studio in 1886, as evidenced by the various team cabinets that have survived. (Astute collectors will notice that this image, which was taken by Tomlinson in 1886, was also used on Tomlinson's 1887 Detroit Wolverines World Champions team cabinet card.) While none of those 1886 Detroit team cabinets would be referred to as "common," they are not nearly as rare as individual cabinets of Detroit players from that season. This is the first example of this particular cabinet we have ever seen and it comes with the unique provenance of of originating directly from the Twitchell's personal collection. (This is one of many items from the Twitchell estate featured in this auction, all of which have been consigned directly by a Twitchell family member.) 1886 was Twitchell's rookie season and marked the first of his three seasons with Detroit. The following year he helped lead Detroit to its first World Championship by fashioning a record of 11-1. Unfortunately for Twitchell, that 1887 season was the highlight of his career, as he retired in 1894 with a lifetime record of 17-11. The photo, which displays extraordinary clarity, has a few tiny surface blemishes and is in Excellent condition overall. The mount (4.25 x 6.5 inches) has a tiny ink mark in the lower right corner. In Excellent condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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