View Full Version : Recent Pickup: Chief Bender Glass Negative

03-21-2008, 07:42 PM
Posted By: <b>Keith</b><p>Hey guys,<br /><br />I picked up this Glass Negative of Chief Bender pitching recently and I wanted to share it. The glass measures 7 inches by 5 inches. It came inside an old envelope thats labeled Bender, and the date 9/8/09.<br /><br />I have had a football glass negative before but it was of an unidentified high school team. Do glass negatives of HOFers show up much? Anyone have an idea of value?<br /><br />Here are some images.<br />First, the scan of the glass negative as is:<br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/BenderGlass.jpg"><br /><br />Second, I inverted the scan to show the image better as it would appear in a photo. (Anyone by chance recognize the image?)<br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/BenderGlassInverted.jpg"><br /><br />And last a photo of the envelope<br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/BenderEnvelope.jpg">

03-21-2008, 11:51 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>Glass negatives of Hall of Famers are scarce, but can be found. Your negative's image is Grade A, plus it's dated with the original envelope, so yours is a Grade A example for Bender.

03-22-2008, 05:50 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Keith- your image is superb. Is that a known pose? It looks new to me.

03-22-2008, 03:30 PM
Posted By: <b>Keith</b><p>Thanks for the replies,<br /><br />David, I am not that familiar with Grading of photographs; what is the rating scale?<br /><br />Barry, I haven't seen the pose before either.

03-22-2008, 04:38 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>one of the best items I have seen on the board in awhile, very hard to find a negative this early<br /><br />thanks for sharing<br /><br />Jimmy<br />

03-22-2008, 05:19 PM
Posted By: <b>Jodi Birkholm</b><p>Some artist should base a sculpture on this image (bronze would look great).<br />

07-05-2016, 02:02 PM
Keith, do you still have the Bender negative?

07-05-2016, 04:55 PM
Glad I'm seeing this courtesy of the post bump. That's amazing.

07-06-2016, 08:24 PM
Hello Jim,
No, unfortunately I no longer own it.

07-06-2016, 08:50 PM

Here is a Type 1 photo from that negative that now I can definitively date based on your negative.