Lot # 207: 1888 Pat Whiteacre/Whitacre Philadelphia Athletics Cabinet Photograph

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/8/2021 12:00 AM to
11/27/2021 9:00 PM



Striking 6x9 19th century cabinet photograph of pitcher Harry Whiteacre (sometimes misspelled Whitacre) in uniform with the 1888 Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association. At least three "Whitacre" poses appear in 1888 N172 Old Judge series with identical background to the presented photo. Whiteacre also appears in Joseph Hall's team cabinet photograph (spelled "Whitaker") of the 1888 Philadelphia Athletics though he never made the Athletics regular season roster and cannot be found listed on baseballreference.com. Further confusion stems from the fact that Harry Whiteacre's portrait currently appears on the baseballreference.com profile page for Pat Whitaker, who enjoyed a cup of coffee with the 1888 and 1889 Baltimore Orioles.

Mount exhibits heavy wear to corners and staining to both top and right side. Holes are present at the corners, with a small nail remaining lower right. Photograph displays exceptionally well despite areas where the emulsion has cracked in multiple places along the right edge.

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