Newly Discovered 1891 John H. Ryder Cy Young Cabinet

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One of the most astonishing 19th century card related discoveries in recent years, this rookie-era cabinet photo of the legendary Cy Young from 1891-92 featuring what is believed to be the earliest image of Young in a professional baseball uniform. Possibly the first image ever produced of Young in a major league uniform, the crystal clear, window-like photograph captures Young as he poses in a formal studio setting. Photographer’s credit, “John H. Ryder – Cleveland, Ohio,” appears both on the base of the mount and reverse. This specific image of Young has been seen on a rare 1891 Cleveland Spiders team composite baseball schedule display, dating its origin to his first full season in professional baseball and warranting possible consideration as his rookie issue.

We’re Hiring! Product Photographer & Listing Assistant

Top tier sports memorabilia auction house in Scottsdale, AZ seeking a skilled Product Photographer to join our team! Design duties will require a good understanding of Adobe Creative Suite; and previous printed catalog production work is a plus. You will be primarily responsible for generating print and web ready graphics which will support our brand across multiple platforms. Product photography for auction listings will require a large volume of pre-production images that will be utilized across eCommerce, direct mail, social and retail channels while working closely with our Art Director to ensure a consistent product.

Will be expected to perform the following functions:

  • Shoot imagery as requested for publications and advertising materials in studio
  • Manage the production timeline for print and photography completion deadlines
  • Maintain consistency of image file naming conventions
  • Deliver content to ensure deadlines are met
  • Listen, learn and adapt to changes in the business needs of the organization
  • Contribute ideas for improvement of photography or digital asset management
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of two years experience in photography and some video production is required
  • Previous print and web design experience is a plus
  • Graphic design background in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Previous experience with eBay, Amazon or retail cataloging is preferred
  • Ability to build rapport with team and stay on deadline
  • Ability to speak, read and write in the English language
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of Google Drive (Docs Spreadsheet)
  • Must be self motivated with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to proof own work

* Knowledge of sports history and a passion for current baseball, basketball & football is a plus but not mandatory.

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