An original cabinet photograph featuring members of the National League pennant-winning Chicago White Stockings including Cap Anson, King Kelly, John Clarkson and Billy Sunday is among the top items in a large auction of vintage photographs set to close this weekend on eBay.
The photo remains on its original mount. There is some expected wear along the mount, but the photo remains in higher grade. Twelve members of the ’85 White Sox are pictured in their game uniforms.
The 7×8 ¾” photo is one of several hundred being offered by long-time photo dealer Henry Yee.
The auction includes photographs of several iconic big leaguers from the past. An action shot of Babe Ruth by well-known New York photographer Izzy Kaplan dates from the early days of Ruth’s Yankees career and is one of several Ruth photos in the sale.
Another photograph features Joe Jackson in catcher’s gear. The century-old image was once used for publication by a newspaper and bears the paper’s editorial marks. It was once part of the Joe Jackson scrapbooks once belonging to Jackson and his family that were once sold by Lelands. There’s also an original team photo of Jackson and his 1917 White Sox teammates as well as a batting practice photo of Lou Gehrig in 1939, not long before his ALS diagnosis.
To see all of the photos in the auction, click here. Bidding concludes Sunday night.