Thursday, March 07, 2019

1860 CDV of the Brooklyn Atlantics at Heritage Auctions

It's not often that you see a Baseball card from the mid-19th century. Although, I guess you could argue that this isn't really a card -- at least, not the kind we are accustomed to. What this is, in actuality, is a CDV, or carte de visite -- which is just a fancy way of saying it's a vintage photograph mounted on cardboard.

The subject matter is certainly of interest to fans of the Dodgers (Heritage Auction link) and Baseball historians alike. Featured is an 1860 CDV of the famed Brooklyn Atlantics ball club. It is just one of only two known to exist, and it remains the only known pre-Civil War Baseball card in existence. The only other known copy sold in 2015 for an astounding $179,250.00, and I'd be surprised if this copy sold for less. In fact, it should sell for far more since it's clearly in better condition. To see what I mean check out that other card on the right.

2019 Donruss - All the Dodgers Base Cards

Panini's flagship baseball brand is now in stores and I've got pics of all the Dodger base cards below. Go here to check out a complete checklist.

As you can see below, Max Muncy is the Dodgers rep in the Diamond Kings subset. Pitching prospect Dennis Santana is our Rated Rookie. Furthermore, there are two variation cards to chase after -- Muncy and Buehler.

Diamond Kings

#26 Max Muncy