Lot # 96: Circa 1884 Allen & Ginter "Black Stocking Nine" Women's Baseball Cabinet Card Pair

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 22 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM

Extremely attractive pair of circa 1884 "Black Stocking Nine" cabinet cards featuring women ballplayers in uniform consisting of two cards with advertising for Dixie Cigarettes. This tobacco brand was a very early Allen & Ginter cigarette brand. Condition is modest (Fair overall) due to surface chipping along the edges on the front and back of each cabinet card. This is a fascinating pair of rare cabinet cards featuring women playing the game of baseball during the nineteenth century. These cards are somewhat modest in value compared to cards of Major Leaguers from this era but are actually considerably rarer than most other pre-1900 baseball-related cards. Total: 2 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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