“BUXTON WONDERS” EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAM LARGE FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:00:00 AM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:00:00 AM)
Auction #201 - Part I
Item numbers 1 through 1408 in auction 201
c. early 1900s. 21.25x25-3/8” wood frame has recessed cardboard mount holding 15.75x19-7/8” photo showing 10 players in uniforms with a few holding gloves and baseball equipment in foreground underneath feet of man in suit. The team was based in the coal mining town of Buxton, Iowa which was predominantly African-American. Players pictured included George Neal who went on to play for the Kansas City Giants and the Chicago Giants, Charley King and a Bowman (the only two Negro League players of this era named Bowman were Bill and Emmett). Photo has scattered wear and bits of missing paper around margin edges. Bottom one-fourth of photo has several faint vertical moisture marks. Surface of photo has narrow moisture line streaks. Image still clear. Overall VG. Professionally framed. Rare large format studio portrait. From the Richard Merkin Collection and comes with Hake’s COA.
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