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1893 Princeton Football Team Cabinet Photo with Phil King
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,015
Original team cabinet photo capturing the eleven members the National Champion Princeton Tigers football team. Included in the formal studio photograph are all five members named to the 1893 All-American team: quarterback Phil King, tackle Langdon Lea, halfback Franklin Morse, end Thomas Trenchard, and guard Art Wheeler. King (who was a three-time consensus All-American), Lea, and Wheeler were also later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Princeton fashioned a perfect 11-0 record in 1893, clinching its undefeated season with a 6-0 victory over Yale in the final game of the season. The win also ended Yale's thirty-seven-game win streak. Following that victory, the team posed for this elegant photo, with Tommy Trenchard holding a ball that is lettered "Champions 1893." The photo (8 x 5.25 inches), which offers perfect clarity, is in Near Mint condition. The mount (10 x 8 inches) displays light wear and is in Very Good to Excellent condition. This is an exceptional Princeton football team photo commemorating the club's undefeated National Championship season of 1893. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,015
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