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1887 Detroit Wolverines Team Cabinet Card

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $5,175.00

The 1887 World's Champion Detroit Wolverines are commemorated on this rare photographic team card, featuring cameo portraits of fourteen team members, including Hall of Famers Dan Brouthers, Sam Thompson, and Ed Hanlon. Each player is identified in small type beneath his portrait. The legend across the bottom margin reads "Detroit Base Ball Club 1887. Champions of the League." The reverse features an advertisement for the photographer, A.N. Tomlinson Photography Studios of Detroit, Michigan. Examination of the reverse reveals three creases which are so light they are virtually undetectable from the front. This is an extremely rare team cabinet, exceptional in design, of one of the top teams of the era. Traditional cabinet card dimensions of 4.25 x 6.5 inches. Very Good to Excellent condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $5,175.00


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