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    1888 New York Giants Cabinet Photograph - Very Rare Image. Offered is a cabinet photo captioned "New York Ball Club 1888" that boasted a line up that included Buck Ewing, Roger Connor, Danny Richardson, John Ward and Jim O'Rourke plus Tim Keefe and Mickey Welch on the mound. With that, it should come as no surprise it was this immensely talented club who won the first World Championship in the history of a franchise. The card mount measures 4-3/16 x 6-1/2 with most of that area used for the 20-man image.

    There is no photographer credit and we have been unable to find another example of this image and it is possibly unique. The mount is hand cut and there are three heavy creases. The packed house and decorative stadium bunting suggest this was taken on Opening Day or possibly for the '88 World Series. 1888 was also the final year the Giants played at the first Polo Grounds on the Southeast Diamond. Various images of this historic team are known but we have been unable to find another example of this particular image and we speculate less than a handful could be in private hands.


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    February, 2020
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