Lot # 26: Circa 1887 Detroit Wolverines Tomlinson Cabinet Billy Shindle

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2020",
which ran from 4/3/2020 3:00 PM to
4/19/2020 6:00 PM



Cabinet card picturing Detroit Wolverines infielder Billy Shindle. The studio photograph captures Shindle in formal attire as he gazes directly into the camera. The photographer's credit, "Tomlinson - 236 Woodward Ave., Detroit," appears in print along the base of the mount. Shindle's name is written both in pencil and ink on the reverse, along with a number of editorial markings and the ink notation "Baltimore third baseman." Shindle played with six different Major League teams during his 13-year career (1886-1898), including teams in the National League (Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Brooklyn), American Association (Baltimore), and Player's League (Philadelphia). Given Shindle's youthful appearance, and the fact that Tomlinson was a well-known Detroit photographer, this cabinet can be reliably dated to his two-year tenure with the Detroit Wolverines in 1886 and 1887. Shindle played sparing in 1886, but appeared in 22 games during the Wolverines' 1887 World Championship season. The cabinet (4.25 x 6.5 inches) displays moderate wear, including a few very light pencil marks along the base of the mount. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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