Collection of four nineteenth-century CDVs, most likely dating from the 1870s and 1880s, each picturing two or more uniformed players. Unless otherwise noted, each measures approximately 4 x 2.5 inches and is in Excellent condition overall. 1)
Two players, each wearing a uniform with "SMA" lettered on the chest, posing in a studio setting. Bats and catcher's gear are displayed at their feet. Lettered "SMA Battery" along the top. The photographer's credit, "Landes & Houff, Staunton, Va." appears along the base of the mount. Good, with creasing and light staining. 2)
Two players, dressed in similar style uniforms, each holding a bat in a studio setting. The name "J McCoy" is written in blue ink along the mount under the image of the player on the left. "Unknown" is written in blue ink under the image of the other player. The photographer's credit, "L. G. Bunyea, Gladwin, Mich." appears along the base of the mount. 3)
Four players, three standing and one sitting, in an outdoor setting. No photographer's credit stamp or identifying text on reverse. The uniform features a bib-front jersey with the letter "E" displayed within a star pattern. 4)
Two teams (21 players total), both standing and seated, outdoor setting, circa 1880s. Interestingly, one of the players is wearing a fingerless glove on each hand. Six players are holding a bat and one player is holding a ball. No photographer's credit stamp or identifying text on reverse. Total: 4 CDVs. Reserve $400. Estimate (open).
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