exploring the history of 19th century St. Louis baseball
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Jocko Milligan At The Bat
This image of Jocko Milligan comes from the 1887 Kalamazoo Bats Cabinet card series. These cards are very rare and according to David Rudd Cycleback they were issued as either premiums or proof photographs, although the exact purpose of the cards is unknown.
Most of the 1887 Kalamazoo Bats Cabinet cards that I have seen have a black mount and the words "Smoke Kalamazoo Bats" on them. While this style, with a pink mount, is known, I think this is the first one I've ever seen.