Nineteenth-Century Baseball Cabinet-Card Collection (4)

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 110

Item Year: 1885

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

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Collection of four high-grade 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 standing in a fielding pose. His hands are cupped in anticipation of catching the ball that hovers in front of him. Credited to "Excelsior Photo and Art Gallery, Fall River, Mass." Nr-Mt. 2) Player, standing, leaning on a bat. Credited to W. G. Stafford, Minneapolis." Nr-Mt. 3-4) Two images of the same player. One pictures him standing in a fielding pose wearing a catcher's mitt, with a ball hovering just above his glove. The other pictures him kneeling on one knee, with a ball in his catcher's mitt, as he applies a "tag." Both are credited to "C. W. Noll, Millersburgh, PA." Each Nr-Mt. Total: 4 cabinet cards.

Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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