Lot # 190: c.1880s Baseball Player Tintype Photograph

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2022 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/16/2022 9:00 PM to
4/2/2022 9:00 PM



c.1880's tintype of a single ballplayer posed with his striped bat. Likely shot in a photographers studio, the lone player is posed in front of a backdrop while sporting interesting, multicolored high-top cleats which apparently became a thing long before it was popularized by the flashy players of the last 30 years. "Greenfield" is displayed on his jersey though the image is flopped. This is inherent to all tintypes as they are direct-positive images, mirroring what the camera sees. This example measures approx. 2 5/16" x 3 5/8" and is in superb overall condition with chipping only appearing along the top edge, high above the central figure.  

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