Nineteenth-Century CDV Collection (3)

Sold For: $420

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1478

Item Year: 1870

Category: Pre-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of three baseball CDVs, most likely dating from the 1860s to the 1880s, each picturing one or more uniformed players. Unless otherwise noted, all measure approximately 2.5 x 4 inches and are in Excellent condition overall. 1) Single uniformed player, standing, bat in hand, studio setting, circa 1860s. Although it bears no photographer's credit stamp, the name "Lon Kinch" is written in pencil on the reverse. If this photo does indeed picture Leonidas "Lon" Kinch (it is a virtual certainty that it does), it may date to the Civil War period, as Kinch died at the age of twenty-six in 1867. It is also interesting to note that the manner he is holding the bat in the classic striker's pose from that era. 2) Two uniformed players, one applying a tag as the other slides into a base, in a studio setting. No photographer's credit. The vintage pencil notation, "1885/playing ball/baseball slide," appears on the reverse. Slightly trimmed along the top border with two upper corner clips; otherwise Ex. 3) Single uniformed player holding a bat in a studio setting. No photographer's credit. Total: 3 CDVs. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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