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    Circa 1908 Joe Tinker & Family Photographs Lot of 19, Type 1. Originating from the estate of the early Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer is this intriguing assortment of photography documenting the Tinker family. Five pieces picture the esteemed shortstop himself, with the best being a trio of stunning cabinet photos of Tinker posed in formal attire. The smallest of the three (photo 3.5x5, mount 6x8") remains in splendid NRMT condition. Two identical larger images (photo 7x9", mount 11x12.5") have rough-cut mounts, and one has a horizontal tear running half the width of the image. The other photo is NRMT. Rounding out the Tinker images are a fantastic snapshot in civilian attire (3x4", NRMT) and a rare postcard dated 1911. The balance of the collection pictures Tinker's family, with three great images of his wife and his children in Chicago Cubs uniforms. Elegant studio cabinet photos of his wife, and assorted snapshots of kids and grandparents fill out the rest. Many have handwritten notations on back, likely in Tinker's wife's hand. Condition overall is a conservative EX-MT. With single studio images of Tinker bringing several hundred dollars in the rare occasions that they surface at auction, the value of a lot such as this is quite apparent.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    2nd-30th Sunday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 14
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