Andrew Peck is one of the magic names of the earliest days of organized baseball. His role as an entrepreneur, supplying quality baseball equipment and other baseball-related materials including scorebooks to organized and professional teams as early as the 1860s, played a significant role in the development of baseball. His company, Peck & Snyder, based in New York, was one of the largest sporting goods suppliers in the country during the second half of the nineteenth century. (The company was bought out by Al Spalding in 1894.) Aside from an occasional bat, sporting-goods catalog, and of course the highly prized photographic advertising trade cards featuring ballplayers that are among the earliest of all baseball cards, few relics have survived relating to Peck. Presented here is an extremely rare CDV of Andrew Peck pictured in a formal studio pose. This is only the second Andrew Peck CDV we have ever seen and it was discovered by our consignor within a collection of letters originating from Andrew Peck. The photographer's credit stamp, "Powelson, Photographer, 109 Genesee St., Auburn, New York," is featured on the reverse, along with the name "Andrew Peck" written in pencil. The CDV (2.5 x 4 inches) displays a few light scratches along the top and bottom border of the photo (not affecting Peck's image) and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).