Lot # 213: c.1887 Otto Frank Studio Bill Holbert (Brooklyn) Cabinet Photo - Old Judge Proof

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 12 (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



The Otto J. Frank studio of New York was a studio that photographed the 1888 Brooklyn American Association club, a team with which catcher/outfielder Bill Holbert spent a total of 15 games and was rewarded with five Old Judge cards bearing that team affiliation.  Holbert holds the record for most career at bats without a home run (2,335), a possible reason why just one of his 7 different N172 cards picture him with a bat.  Here, poses as if about to catch a ball, padded gloves on each hand.  The detail in the photo is magnificent, despite some light image fading.  The piece is, overall, in VG/EX condition, though some writing on the reverse ("Clark") in pencil would reduce its technical grade.

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