RARE Baseball History Photo African American Players WICHITA KANSAS RATTLERS For Sale
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RARE Baseball History Photo African American Players WICHITA KANSAS RATTLERS:
Very rare, museum quality 1890s tintype of two African American baseballplayers!These men were teammates on the Rattlers, an all-black baseball team out ofWichita, Kansas,that operated around 1890-1900, right in the middle time frame
of this c.1895 image.The players are in full uniform with the seated one holding a bat. They arenotidentified, but another member gave me a fewnames of Rattlers who could
be possibilities: Charley Strawn (Pitcher - 1896 to 1897)
Sam Collins (Shortstop & Catcher - 1900)
Fred Holton Left Fielder, Pitcher, First Base & Catcher - 1896)
Frank Kennedy (Center Field - 1900)
? Bufford (Pitcher 1900)
? Kendall (Pitcher - 1900 - He had one arm.)Tintypeis about 3.25" x 2.5" with light bends and light surfacewear.My scans of tintypes always seems to come out darker than how the originalimages appear in bright lighting or daylight. In proper lighting this tintypelooks very good, definitely nicer than my scan.INCLUDED: Boxed & insured EXPRESS MAIL (next day air tomost US addresses).
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