Lot # 55: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Tim Keefe PSA EX-MT 6

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2019",
which ran from 3/6/2019 3:10 PM to
3/24/2019 6:00 PM

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. One of only three examples graded at this level by PSA with just one higher. Stunning high-grade example of Hall of Famer Tim Keefe (pose #251-5) from the legendary N172 Old Judge set. Keefe had 35 victories (against just 19 defeats) in 1887. His records in previous years were equally impressive: 42 in 1886, 37 in 1885, 37 in 1884, and 41 in 1883. These seasons together, from 1883 to 1887, may have been the most dominating five seasons for any pitcher in any era. He went on to win a total of 344 games in just 14 years (1880-1893). The offered example boasts a superb image with exceptional detail, four strong corners, and centering to the left. The blank reverse is entirely clean. This is a magnificent card dating from the peak of Tim Keefe's great powers. It would be a worthy addition to even the most advanced N172 or Hall of Fame collection! Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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