Nineteenth-Century CDV Collection (4) - Children

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1473

Item Year: 1870

Category: Pre-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of four baseball CDVs, most likely dating from the 1860s to the 1880s, each picturing a single uniformed player in a studio setting. All of the players depicted here are young and appear to be between the ages of twelve and fifteen. Unless otherwise noted, all measure approximately 2.5 x 4 inches and are in Excellent condition overall. 1) Well-dressed player holding a bat and ball. The bib-front jersey features a depiction of a star. The photographer's credit "A. J. Haygood, Macon, Ga." appears along the base and reverse. 2) Player standing, with his hat resting on a table beside him. An "A" is lettered on his bib-front jersey. The photographer's credit, "D. Ginter, Conneautville, Pa." appears on the reverse. A pencil notation on the reverse reads "Baseball/Alleghaney of Pittsburgh?" 3) Player seated, holding a bat. The photographer's credit, "Mrs. E. Higgins Photographic Studio, Stamford," appears on the reverse. The handwritten ink notations on the reverse read "Alfred John Bettle/Born March 7 1872/this photo was taken Sept. 1886." 4) Player, seated. The bib-front jersey features what appears to be an old English "C." The photographer's credit, "F. W. Taylor, Randolph, Va." appears on the reverse. A few illegible pencil notations are also evident on the reverse. Total: 4 CDVs. Reserve $400. Estimate (open).

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