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Old 12-12-2009, 03:13 PM
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Default White Whale Captured*

I have finally finished my subset of the fourteen baseball subjects in the massive 1895 N566 Newsboy cabinet issue. The final card was the tougher of the two Ward poses, the "arms folded" pose.



The group of fourteen can be viewed here:

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My first Newsboy was the Doyle, bought at auction as a type card, in 1996. Be warned, type collectors, things can get out of hand. FWIW, anecdotally, I believe the Murphy is the toughest N566.

* No actual whales were hurt during the creation of this post.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:15 PM
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wow!!! congrats, amazing accomplishment and collection.
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Bruce,

What a Great Accomplishment ! 13 years and 14 cabinets later... WOW.

1.1 Cabinet per year...

That is cool.
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Great accomplishment Bruce...but you do know that Newman is the white whale!
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Default Congrats Bruce

Congrats on an amazing accomplishment! Also, thanks for allowing us to view your incredible collection, I know you don't have to do that. I truly appreciate it!

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That Ward is awesome...congratulations...that's quite a feat!!!
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Very Niiiiice!
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Outstanding addition Bruce! Congrats!
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Bruce,

Congrats!

Nice even condition as well.

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Congrats, Bruce! That is quite an amazing set and accomplishment.
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:53 PM
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Incredible set and accomplishment! Is that the only known complete set?
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:54 PM
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"Do you ever get the feeling that there's something going on that we don't know about?"
-Timothy Fenwick, Jr., 1982

A singular and spectacular collecting accomplishment! Good job!
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:25 PM
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Is that the only known complete set?
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I don't know if it's the only known complete set, Jim, but I haven't heard of another. I wouldn't be surprised if a veteran collector somewhere out there has a complete set. Perhaps someone who specialized in Newsboys in general.

Barry, for a whale, Newman was very light on his feet!
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Except when he and Kramer ran into the cornfield...he almost had a heart attack!
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kudos to you bruce! what a quest.
nice wilson there
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Way to go Bruce! Congrats and happy holidays.
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Congratulations Bruce, that Ward is a classic!
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Congrats !! I don't really know anything about 19th century cards but am assuming this was monumental for you !
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Wow Bruce!
That is amazing...congrats!

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Great job Bruce!
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Default Bruce, that's one hell of an act to follow .....

I applaud you.

Now what?

You and I both know that the illness will not allow you to stop there.

What will be your next challenge?

Meanwhile, I say Bravo for this one.
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Congrats Bruce - that took some real patience & perseverance.
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Great Cabinets, Good Job! I mean amazing!

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Congratulations Bruce, I'm not aware of anyone completing the set. Some of the players seem to turn up just about every year while others rarely surface. To complete the N566 baseball players takes a lot of patience and the ability to bid high when a tougher player comes along.

Very well done. In my book, it doesn't get any better than photographic 19th century cabinets.
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Default wow!

amazing, singular accomplishment
quite a milestone, Bruce.

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FYI, I know of one other completed set and one very close
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Congratulations Bruce. Thanks for posting them all together.

Here's a question for all -
I have scans of 2 different Meekin's, one is Bruce's. Note the difference in the head angle relative to the card. Is this difference significant?

It appears that the Meekin cards may be two pieces - with the face showing thru a round cut-out. Is that right? That could account for the rotation. But for most of the cards - I don't see a cut-out.
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That does sound right Mark. Also, doesn't it appear that the name on the cabinet to the right is a little lower than the other. So there are some cropping differences.
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Hearty congratulations on your accomplishment!
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awesome Bruce!

congratulations on completing a 13 year journey.


your collection is incredible.
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Spectacular! Thanks for sharing.
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Outstanding accomplishment.

At one point I considered making a run at completing this set. I gave up after, umm, one.

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Nice set and congradualtions....
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Hi Mark, the card like all cabinets is two pieces, the mat and the photo portion. But, I think you are asking is "the photo portiion" two parts. The answer to that is no. I think the photo portion on Meekin (as well as Van Haltren) is a photo of a photo, with the original photo being photographed with a round cut out on top of it.
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Bruce....I would tell you to go on to the other 600+ Newsboy cabinets, but I don't want any competition! As to Mark......there are really subtle differences with a lot of the Newsboys.....cropping, titles etched onto the negatives versus not, mount differences, etc. While they are attributed to mid 1890's, I wouldnt be surprised it they were used for a number of years for the product. I have a couple hundred of the non-baseball ones and concentrate mainly on non-actress ones and there are definitely variation in those. Battleships, Bicycle Riders, NYC Scenes, Washington DC scenes, etc.

Great stuff Bruce.........not sure if you've seen the Newsboy site that Michael Reeve in England did but it's located at:

http://www.newsboys.co.uk/
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Hi Mark, the card like all cabinets is two pieces, the mat and the photo portion. But, I think you are asking is "the photo portiion" two parts. The answer to that is no. I think the photo portion on Meekin (as well as Van Haltren) is a photo of a photo, with the original photo being photographed with a round cut out on top of it.
Pro9 (and Tom) - thanks for the explanation. In that case there is really a difference in the two Meekin cards I posted. I presume that collectors of the set don't regard this as significant.

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Old 12-15-2009, 12:46 PM
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Some NET54ers who helped me in this quest were Bob Craik, Scott Brockelman and Joe Gonsowski. Thanks, guys! The Doyle was the first, as I said, picked up at an Oregon Trail auction. Most came from major auctions but 3-4 came from ebay. A couple came from the 2006 National.

Tom, I have seen the Michael Reeve info you cited. Great stuff. I do have a couple of non-baseball subjects but I'm not planning to go any further into N566-Land. As you mentioned, there are variations within the series in cropping, titles etched onto the negatives versus not, mount differences, etc. But nothing really significant to the degree of a T205 Hoblitzell no stats. Thank God!

Joe P., now I'm onto the N172 Brown's Champions. I'm about half way there.

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I need help in finding a 1889 pin and I believe it was last sold at Oregon Trail Auction. Do any of you gentlemen know if Oregon Trail Auction is still in business and how I can get in touch with them so I can try to find the person that bought this pin. Great collection and thanks for any help! D.
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Oregon Trail became Mastro-West for a brief time but that was about ten years ago. I have no idea what happened to them. Maybe someone else here does. Good luck!
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