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1888 N173 Old Judge Proofs Brooklyn Collection (2)
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,410.00
Two very rare and unusual N173 Goodwin Old Judge cabinet proof cards, both Brooklyn players, by New York photographer Otto J. Frank ("S. W. Cor. 125th St., & 3d Ave. New York"). Each card has a dark brown mount with advertising for Otto J. Frank studios in the lower margin of the mount, and blank backs (with each player's name neatly written in pencil on reverse). A sign appears on the ground in each image reading "Copyright 1888 Goodwin & Co." Otto J. Frank studios provided the images of Brooklyn players for use by Goodwin in the N172 and N173 Old Judge series. These cabinet photographs were produced as part of this process. It is especially interesting to note that these cabinets originate directly from the family of one of the Brooklyn players. Brooklyn finished second in the American Association (AA) standings in 1888 with an 88-52 record. The two cabinet cards feature the following players: Dave Foutz (a little extra wear in the upper right corner, but still Ex), and Darby O'Brien (with a couple of light stains mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy, otherwise Ex). Total 2 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,410.00
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