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Old 01-09-2019, 08:30 PM
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Awesome cabinet!
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Total BIN price: $325,000


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A dealer once told me that two guys out in Silicon Valley programmed a facial recognition bot to crawl through eBay cabinet photos and they found $50,000 worth of baseball players in 1 day.

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Old 01-09-2019, 10:04 PM
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1887 Lowell's with a young Hugh Duffy.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:26 PM
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I recently picked up this 1899 Chickering Boston Team Cabinet and wondered what your thoughts were in terms of getting it professionally restored -- specifically the torn/peeling section at the bottom, and maybe a cleaning? I'm most likely going to consign it in the not too distant future. FYI, this thing is huge -- 19.5" x 23.5"!
Heritage has a listing in their February auction for the same cabinet. Yours is larger than the Heritage one, although yours obviously is in rough shape. Great item nonetheless - I certainly will be interested to see what you decide to do with it, as one who collects Boston items from the era!

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Old 01-09-2019, 10:59 PM
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Nice cabinet, rockthree. I would leave it as it is. It is a very sharp photo.
Nice cabinet, Jay.
Manny and Bryan, to your point, a board member saw this "man in a suit" on eBay and recognized it as HOF boxer Jim Corbett. I posted it the other day in the Boxing section. The mount is similar to the General Stafford which I think puts the Corbett photo around 1898-99.
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Is that Teddy Z. ? The Chickering's sure have some great focus.

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I saw this post about a Cabinet Card in the Boston Library...

http://www.net54baseball.com/showpos...7&postcount=34

and I started looking around for more information on Elmer Chickering cabinets. I saw where the SCD list some 1899 approx. 9x10 Boston Beaneater cabinets and some 1900 approx. 4x6 cabinets of uniformed players.

I looked on ebay and saw this Oarsman O'Connor graded by sgc...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/C1888-WILLIA...-/321046393145

I bought one of an anonymous person with the same font as the O'Connor card.

Does anyone recognize this person in the photo? Or does anyone have any addional information on Chickering Studio Cabinets? I have read that Chickering Studios took many photos of celebrities, politicians, and atheletes in the Boston area.

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Despite my earlier post on how many anonymous people Chickering photographed, I too have a question about the possibility of two photos I bought a few years ago. Below is the first one. I sincerely doubt it, but is there any chance this is Vic Willis? I have attached an image of his I found online. I am not good with facial recognition, so I am fairly certain I will get several quick posts stating it is not. I always like to double check though. I can get a better scan if needed. The third image is the other Chickering with similar damage and style I purchased (total of 2.00 spent).

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