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Lot 144

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Lot Number: 144

Description: Scarce 1886 Philadelphia Quakers (Phillies) baseball team cabinet photograph. Original mounted image picturing the National League Philadelphia team posed full uniform in three rows. Players include McGuire, Bastain, Clements, Ganzel, Mulvey, Fogarty, Andrews, Ferguson, and manager Harry Wright. Image quality remains fairly strong with good contrast to the player areas. Original mount has a period ink titling to the right, -The Philadelphia (National League) Base-Ball Club Season 1886". The image itself has a series of tiny neatly printed numerals which correspond to a player identification written on the reverse in black fountain pen. Marked with noted Philadelphia photography studio stamp of Charles Knecht. The mount has some light abrasions to the edges along with even corner wear and a line crease on the reverse. Very rare 19th century rendering taken in the third year of existence for the Philadelphia franchise including Hall of Fame member Harry Wright: VG

Estimated Price Range: ($5,000-$7,500)

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