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Lot # 46: 1886 "Opening Day in Boston", Famous Photograph of Stadium and Rival Clubs

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "August Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 8/2/2021 6:00 PM to
8/21/2021 8:00 PM



In one of the most important and beautiful moments ever caught by a camera in the entire history of baseball, this is a fantastic look of opening day in Boston (1886). Both teams are posed on the field with flags and bunting adorning the wooden grandstands in the background. While this is a c. 1922 restrike of the image by Underwood and Underwood, it actually only dated to about 36 years after the original was taken and has about a hundred years of age to it! This is one of the only pre-war specimens of this image in the world and it presents really nicely for the age.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 3(b)
Condition: 3/5
Quality: 4/5
Overall Grade: 7/10

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