1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinet #1101 Harry & Bill Hinchman

Sold For: $720

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 647

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Tremendous example of brothers Harry and Bill Hinchman from the T5 Pinkerton cabinet-card set. This card depicts the brothers (Harry of Toledo and Bill of Columbus) posing together on the field, presumably before a contest pitting their two American Association teams against each other. T5s are one of the rarest sets from the 1910 era and have always been highly prized by serious collectors. This is a striking and impressive card that has the distinction of being the only two-player T5 Pinkerton cabinet that we can ever recall seeing. Interestingly, the existence of this card is not checklisted in the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards, but it does appear on the Pinkerton Cabinet checklist printed in 1911 to advertise the set. Bright, fresh, and clean, both front and back. The photograph is mounted along the top edge as issued. T5 Pinkertons are found with two different mount styles: either a thick cabinet-card mount with a surrounding embossed decorative imprint or a thin paper mount. The offered example is on the more desirable, higher-quality thick mount. Excellent to Mint condition. This is a significant (and potentially unique) addition to any advanced prewar-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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