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    C. 1891 Kensington Art Studio Dick Buckley Cabinet Photo SGC Authentic. Dick Buckley was not a superstar but played well enough to make it eight years in the pros and managed a .245 lifetime batting average. Encapsulated SGC Authentic, this Kensington Art Studio of Brooklyn, N.Y. cabinet is in great condition with a positively glorious portrait. The SGC assessment is completely due to the extra wide right border which never had the deckle edge die-cut or gold metallic trim applied. His central portrait is nothing short of impressive. The look of Victorian-era refinement, Gores' perfectly combed and handle-bar moustache exhibit as much detail as his spotted tie, you can even make out his chameleon-shaped tie pin.



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    The Cincinnati Find of Nineteenth Century Baseball Cabinet Photographs.

     

    It seems only fitting that the most significant find of early baseball photography in recent memory should surface in a city with such an essential role in the early professional game.  While the precise history of this volume of fifty cabinets has been lost beneath the sands of time, our strong suspicion is that the genesis lies in the family of William "Buck" Ewing, the Hall of Fame catcher, who appears several times in the imagery.  Even more compelling is the appearance of his brother John Ewing, who is pictured both as a member of his elder sibling's 1891 New York Giants, and also on various minor league squads.  There would appear to be no other reason for such a wide (and occasionally obscure) cross-section of Ewing-related imagery other than a family derivation.

    Even dismissing any thoughts of original ownership, the imagery stands firmly on its own, in terms of both content and condition, which leaves little indication of the passing of a dozen decades.  It's a view into the early game rarely encountered in this hobby, and an opportunity not to be taken lightly.



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