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Lot # 1769 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1860s and 1870s Baseball-CDV Collection (10)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,304

Collection of ten baseball CDVs dating mainly from the 1860s and 1870s. All measure approximately 2.5 x 4 inches. 1) Single player, standing akimbo, studio setting. Produced by C. S. Roshon of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Ex-Mark Rucker Collection. Vg-Ex. 2) Single player, standing, pillbox cap, studio setting. No photographer listed. The name "M. J. Finerly" (of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is written in pencil on the reverse, as are a few additional notations. Ex-Mark Rucker Collection. Vg, with gilt border. 3) Single player, standing, holding a bat, studio setting. The bib-front jersey features a large "B" within a star design. No photographer or identification listed. Gd, with large crease in lower right quadrant. 4) Three players, all standing, in street clothes, one holding a bat and one holding a ball, studio setting. Produced by Byerly & Hemperly of Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Ex. 5) Eleven players, both sitting and standing, in street clothes, two bats and a ball displayed in front of the group, outdoor setting. No photographer's credit. Vintage notations on the reverse, in both ink and pencil, read "James A. Chance/Class of '68/in freshman year." Clipped corners, otherwise Ex. 6) Single player, standing, no hat, studio setting. Produced by the John Bainbridge Art Studio of Trenton, New Jersey. Vg-Ex. 7) Single player, standing, holding a bat, studio setting. No photographer or identification listed. Vg-Ex. 8) Single player (young boy), standing, holding a bat, stars on his uniform, studio setting. Produced by S. B. Brown of Providence, Rhode Island. Vg. 9) Single player (young boy with curls), standing, holding a bat, studio setting. Produced by Lane's Temple of Art of Atlanta, Georgia. The notation "Willie/son of Emma" is written in pencil on the reverse. Ex-Mt. 10) Image of a statue (player holding bat). The words "Base Ball" are printed in black along the base. No photographer's credit. A few pencil notations on reverse. Gd-Vg. Total: 10 CDVs. Reserve $200. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,304

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