Summer, 2015 Premier Auction - Closes August 8, 2015
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Rare and interesting trade card featuring one of the more desirable teams from the 19th Century.  Featuring the identical pose to the very rare Joseph Hall Cabinet, this studio photo depicts the entire team, including Hall of Famers Dan Brouthers, Sam Thompson, Deacon White and Ned Hanlon.  Referring to the highly desirable cabinet, we can also identify Pete Conway, Henry Gruber, Sy Sutcliffe, Jack Rowe, Bill Watkins, Hardy Richardson, Pretzels Getzien, Charlie Ganzel, Larry Twitchell, Lady Baldwin, Charlie Bennett, and Ed Beatin in the photo.  This is a significant piece.

A technical grade of POOR does not at all detract from its importance or desirability, though it is important to point out significant creasing and tearing along the edges, along with a large notch of paper which has pulled away from the top right edge.  The reverse, advertising Wm Robinson's Clothing Store, which was at the corner of Germantown Ave and Juniata Street in Philadelphia, reveals a tear that has been repaired with clear tape.

Despite the condition issues, this is an extraordinarily special piece.  Joseph Hall Cabinets are extremely rare and often sell well into the five figures on the rare occasions that they become available.  An advertising trade card bearing the identical image as the Detroit cabinet is a unique find.  Measuring 7" x 4 1/4", this rare card is accompanied by a letter from hobby pioneer Lew Lipset, the original auctioneer of this card some time ago.  

Outstanding 1888 Detroit Wolverines Advertising Trade CardOutstanding 1888 Detroit Wolverines Advertising Trade Card
Outstanding 1888 Detroit Wolverines Advertising Trade Card
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,638
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
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