Nineteenth-Century Baseball Cabinet-Card Collection (4)

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 102

Item Year: 1885

Category: Pre-1900 Baseball Cards (1830-1899)

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Collection of four baseball cabinet-card photos, each picturing a single uniformed player in a formal studio setting. All measure approximately 4.25 x 6.5 inches and feature a photographer's credit along the base of the mount. 1) Player with "Captain" lettered on is jersey, standing, holding a ball. A bat is displayed to his left. Identified in pencil on the reverse as "Albert Hall." Credited to "Johnson, Vineland, N.J." Scalloped edges. A tack hole appears in the lower right corner and there are a number of small dimples on the photo. Vg. 2) Player with "Carver" lettered on his jersey, standing, wearing a glove. Credited to "Ennon's Railway Studio, Headquarters, Stevens Point, Wis." Vg-Ex, with a pinhole at the top and wear to the corners. 3) Player holding a bat while posing in a batter's stance. Credited to "F. E. Perry, Battle Creek Mich." A name (illegible) and a few other pencil notations appear on the reverse, as does paper residue. Ex. 4) Player with team name partially legible on jersey, standing, holding a ball. Credited to "A. H. Corbett, O'Neill Neb." Scalloped edges. Ex. Total: 4 cabinet cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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