Lot # 221: c.1887 Gray Studio "Jocko" Fields Cabinet Photo - Old Judge Proof

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

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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



Gray Studios Old Judge proof photo of catcher/outfielder "Jocko" Fields, corresponding with card #160-6 in the N172 issue.  Fields stands crouched with his hands on his knees, work-style gloves on each hand.  The photo is well-worn, with heavy soiling and writing on the reverse. The writing appears to be that of Fields or a family member, leaving instructions to return the photo to Fields at his Jersey City home (currently a vacant lot).  The right edge of the cabinet has been trimmed, the lower-right corner clipped, and some faded pencil writing can be seen at the top of the card front.  None of the wear interferes with the image of the young ballplayer, which remains crisp and clear despite some light fading.  

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