Lot # 157: Circa 1889 Art Whitney Cabinet Photograph

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Rare cabinet photo of infielder Art Whitney as a member of the New York Giants. The formal studio photograph captures Whitney in uniform as he gazes the right of the camera. Whitney was a member of the Giants for only two seasons, 1888 and 1889, which was good timing, as the Giants captured the World's Championship in both those years. Whitney was one of the hitting stars in the 1888 World Series against St. Louis, batting .324 with a Series-high 12 RBI. Whitney spent 11 seasons in the Majors (1880-1891), during which time he played in the National League, the American Association, and the one-year Player's League in 1890. This cabinet photo was just recently discovered in a family photo album (Whitney was a friend of the family) and it was the only baseball-related photo in the book. The thin mount displays surface paper loss on the reverse as result of its removal from the album and there is a small blemish to the right of Whitney's image (we believe it is actually in the photo and not a surface defect); otherwise the photo is in Near Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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