Lot # 225: Rare c.1887 Mitchell Studio James Burns (Kansas City) Cabinet Photo - Old Judge Proof

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $750.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/5/2023 12:00 AM to
11/25/2023 9:00 PM

Beautiful N172 Old Judge Cigarettes proof of outfielder James Burns, as taken by the Mitchell studio of Kansas City.  The Mitchell studio contributed photos to Goodwin & Co. featuring players from the 1888 Kansas City Cowboys of the American Association.  Burns, who batted .303 in limited time with the 1888 club, retired with a .305 average in three major league seasons.  The photo is fantastic, clean and clear with outstanding detail.  The mount is similarly well-preserved, with some minor chipping at the edges.  The Mitchell Studio advertisement on the reverse is printed with gold leaf, and is extremely well-preserved.  Old Judge cards of Kansas City players are difficult and desirable, and a proof this well cared-for is quite a find.

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