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    Circa 1910 Frank Baker Studio Photograph by Horner, Used for M116 Sporting Life from the Frank "Home Run" Baker Collection. Though the most famous photograph snapped by celebrated early baseball photographer Carl Horner is the image of Honus Wagner used for the million dollar T206 card, we must note an equal mastery of technique in his study of the great Frank "Home Run" Baker we offer here. And, like the Wagner image, this too found a second life in a trading card set, notably the M116 Sporting Life, which again features a colorized version of the black and white shot. Baker appears in the uniform of the World Champion Philadelphia Athletics for this seated portrait, a crystal-clear image with the delightful interplay of light and dark that illustrates the great talents that Horner possessed. The image measures 3.75x5.5" on a mount that brings the final dimensions of the piece to 5x7". The artist's stamp of "Carl Horner Co., Wash'n Bldg, 387 Washington St., Boston" appears at lower right. Only the lightest wear to the edges cannot derail a grade of NRMT. Included in the lot is an EX example of the resultant M116 card.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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