Lot # 237: Rare 1883 Boston Nationals Team Cabinet Photo

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Gorgeous oversized cabinet photo (measuring approximately 8 1/2" x 5 1/4"), picturing the 1883 Boston Beaneaters in street clothes, gallantly posed in a photo studio.  The photo features ten members of the ballclub, posed around player/manager John Morrill, who is seated in the front row, center.  The 1883 team won the pennant, their third in six seasons, led by Morrill along with second baseman Jack Burdock (.330 batting average with 88 RBI), third baseman Ezra Sutton (.324 batting average), and pitchers Jim "Grasshopper" Whitney (37-21) and Charlie Buffinton (25-14).  Also pictured are Jack Burdock, Mert Hackett, Mike Hines, Joe Hornung, Paul  "Shorty" Radford and Sam Wise. The photo itself appears in EX-MT condition with outstanding contrast and a few light surface stains. Some light wear and soiling are apparent on the mount, particularly at the corners.  Some handwritten notations are visible on the reverse, which also shows some age-related discoloration at the edges, and moderate soiling.  An outstanding photo of an important 19th Century team.

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