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Description: Cleveland Forest City team cabinet photograph with Deacon White c.1868 Exceptional large format baseball team imperial sized cabinet photograph offers one of the most crisp and clear views we have ever handled from this early period. Uniformed players are shown with period equipment in studio setting with the most notable among them being Hall of Famer Deacon White (back row, second from the left). Others are tentatively identified as Sheffield, Clarke, Burt, Stockly, Smith, Johnson, Brown, and Hanna. White was on the threshold of a career which would span two decades and see his rise as one of baseballs' early stars. No other catcher appeared in more games during the 1870s and in total he would be part of (5) consecutive Championship teams. At the time of his retirement he had more RBIs (988) than any player except Cap Anson and was baseballs' All-Time leader in games, at bats, hits, and total bases. When first offered at auction in 2006 this photograph, along with a number of other pieces, were consigned for sale directly by the White Family: Appears EX/MT

Estimated Price Range: ($5,000-$10,000)

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