Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1894 Betz Studio Baltimore Orioles Cabinet Photo SGC Authentic. The 1894 Baltimore Orioles featured no less than seven Hall of Famers including manager Ned Hanlon, Dan Brouthers, Hugh Jennings, John McGraw, Willie Keeler, Joe Kelley and Wilbert Robinson. The team was a fascinating group of talented yet malcontents who have become known for trick plays and smart-alike antics i.e. moving the baseline or physically holding runners on base. With less than impressive finishes the two prior years it was probably this "what'll they do next" approach that kept crowds coming Union Park day after day. What they did next was win games. In 1894 they won 89 games with every man in the batting order hitting .300 or better ultimately earning a "World Champion" title! And then they would win two more in 1895 and 1896. Offered is the perfect companion piece to the pendant/ribbon available elsewhere in this auction - a rare 16-man team composite cabinet card. Encapsulated SGC Authentic, due to a piece of the top layer in the bottom left corner that was re-attached. Measuring the typical 4-1/4x6-1/2," the treasured relic has survived quite well with only the mentioned corner area being the only major condition issue. The "Betz" and their address adorn the card mount, the sepia-toned image has faded some in the last 120-years but we should all look so good at this age. Considering the personality of the players, the carnations, bow ties and formal attire are sort of a tongue-in-cheek inside joke on the adoring viewers. The central image clearly identifies as the "Baltimore Base Ball Club," bat decoration paired with an "18" and "94" securely ties this rarity to that historic season.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 409

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2018 October 18-19 Fall Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The hammer price for my Mantle card significantly exceeded my admittedly conservative estimations, and I couldn't be more pleased.
    George T.,
    Pinetop, AZ
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    REALIZED $5,144,014