Circa 1870s Baseball Tintype in Case

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1462

Item Year: 1870

Category: Pre-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Baseball tintype, housed in its original thermoplastic case, dating from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. The exquisite photograph captures two players posing together in a formal studio setting. One of the players is holding a bat, the other, a ball. The taller player on the left is wearing a bib-front jersey bearing the letter "W" on the front. The second player is in a dark colored undershirt that also features a "W" on the chest. The tintype is in apparent Near Mint condition and remains housed in its original protective case (3.25 x 3.75 inches) that features a gold mat and gilt-edged frame. The case displays light wear and is in Excellent condition. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


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