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    1886 Tomlinson Studios Charlie Bennett Cabinet Photo. Charles Bennett was a catcher and outfielder for 15 seasons for Milwaukee, Worcester, Detroit and Boston of the National League starting in 1878 to 1893 missing play in 1879. A solid and stand-out back stop and lifetime .253 hitter. Bennett amassed almost 1,000 hits and over 500 RBIs. His contributions led the 79-45 W-L Detroit Wolverines to "World Series Champions" status in 1887. It was his only World Series appearance but he made the most of it with 11 hits, 9 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. During his career, he set records for double plays, fielding percentage, putouts, and games played as a catcher.

    Offered is a very scarce 1886 Tomlinson Studios cabinet card featuring Charles Bennett. We can only speculate how few of these individual portraits were made. Today they are very rare. The presented 6-3/8" x 4-1/4" gem has a mount that shows some overall soiling and a small stain on the reverse probably from glue or tape from once being mounted in an album. The photo has some soiling and light wear but the portrait has remained string with a full range of tones and very fine details in the moustache, eyes and hair. A newspaper account confirms a photo session with the Detroit team in April 1886 at the Tomlinson studio. This makes this portrait one of the earliest known of Bennett

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