Nineteenth-Century Baseball Cabinet-Card Collection (3) with Bowdoin College Team Photo

Sold For: $300

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 107

Item Year: 1885

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

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Collection of three baseball cabinet-card photos, each picturing three or more uniformed players, including a Bowdoin College team photo. All measure approximately 4.25 x 6.5 inches, with just one displaying a photographer's credit. 1) Bowdoin College team photo. The photo captures nine uniformed members, and two other gentleman, posing together in an outdoor setting. Each player is dressed in an identical uniform that is lettered "Bowdoin" across the front. One of the players is holding a ball, while another, in the back row, is holding a circa 1880s catcher's mask. Bowdoin College, which was founded in 1794, is located in Brunswick, Maine. Credited to "A. O. Reed, Brunswick, ME." on the reverse. Ex-Mt. 2) Team photo, picturing ten members posing together in a studio setting. All are wearing nearly identical white uniforms. A bat, ball, and catcher's equipment, circa 1880s, are all visible. Ex. 3) Three players, one seated holding a ball and the other two standing, each holding a bat. "Newtown" is lettered on the front of their jerseys. Scalloped edges. Ex. Total: 3 cabinet cards.
Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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