[Cabinet photograph]: Very Early 19th Century Baseball Nine

[Circa 1870-1880].

Price: $700.00

Unbound. Cabinet card photograph. Measuring 4¾" x 5½" on slightly larger card. Likely collodion or possibly carbon photographic print of nine players in uniform. No photographer's information. Corners of card rounded with mild erosion and creases at the corners of the image, pinhole upper left, where it might have been pinned up, overall a good example. An unidentified team of nine players in jerseys with collars and pockets outlined in felt, typical period shoes and caps, but with no obvious identifiers as to the team's affiliation. The type of uniform is most consistent with uniforms advertised in the 1870s, but the photographic process might skew the date more in line with the 1880s. At any rate an unusual image of a full baseball nine of early vintage.

Item #436949

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[Cabinet photograph]: Very Early 19th Century Baseball Nine