1875 Prescott & White Carte de Visite of the National Association Hartford Blue Stockings team SGC 30 GOOD 2.









      
Lot 7. 1875 Prescott & White Carte de Visite of the National Association Hartford Blue Stockings team SGC 30 GOOD 2.

Minimum Bid  $7,500
The CDV, of which about a half dozen are known, featured the image of William “Candy” Cummings one of the most prominent figures in baseball history. Cummings is credited with inventing the curveball. Shown are 10 members of the Hartford team with Cummings in the middle of the back row. Other prominent players are Tommy Bond, Doug Allison, Jack Burdock and Bob Ferguson. The offered card has a diagonal crease in the upper left corner. Otherwise the balance shows only minimal wear. The 1875 National Association team was the last year of its existence before the National League. An SGC 6 example of the card sold for $20,407 in 2007, an SGC 1.5 went for $11,950 in 2009 and an SCG 2 went for $17,625 in 2010. THERE IS A RESERVE ON THIS LOT. Minimum Bid $7,500


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