Love of the Game Opening Day, 2013 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/7/2013
A remnant of the "Vermont Find" of Old Judge-related images, the find included all the Old Judge glass plate negatives currently known to exist, along with a number of photographic prints featuring different shots of the same player were also found.  Research has indicated that these photographs were made after 1900 from the original glass plate negatives, and not in the 1880s.  However, the image quality remains outstanding, with exceptional contrast and clarity, thought the photographic paper exhibits multiple cracks related to its age.

What is interesting about this photo is that it is not one of the three confirmed poses of Doran found in the N172 Old Judge set.  Of the three known poses, one pictures Doran leaning against the bat, another pictures him catching a ball, and the third pictures him kneeling to field a grounder.  This photo depicts Doran standing, holding a classic ring-style bat at his shoulder, gazing at the camera.

Envisioning an N172 with this kind of image clarity and contrast is wonderful.  Seeing an original photo like this, taken from the original negatives, is a fantastic experience.  An outstanding hobby find.
1888 N173 Goodwin Old Judge Cabinet Proof - John Doran
1888 N173 Goodwin Old Judge Cabinet Proof - John Doran
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $413
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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