Lot # 146: 1915 Bennie Kauff Brooklyn Tip-Tops Opening Day of Federal League Season Original Type 1 News Service Photo (PSA/DNA)

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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

Fascinating 6.5" x 8.5" original news service photo featuring left-handed outfielder Bennie Kauff. Kauff is pictured at Washington Park on Opening Day, 1914 sporting the home uniform style of his Brooklyn Tip-Tops of the outlaw Federal League. A full-length paper caption on verso chronicles Kauff's attempt to join the New York Giants for a contest against the Boston Braves the previous day which did not go over well with the visitors. The fabulous central image of Kauff is beautifully framed by an American flag draped before the grandstand behind the centerfielder. "Bennie Kauff 1912 Yankee Outfielder" is written in blue felt tip pen within the top border of the photo and handwritten notations appear scattered on verso. Affixed paper caption credits Underwood & Underwood as the issuing service. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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