Lot # 45: 1887 N172 Old Judge Tim Keefe and Richardson

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM



Graded VG/EX+ 4.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Rare double-player pose N172 example featuring Hall of Famer Tim Keefe fielding the ball and Danny Richardson sliding (pose #251-8). Very clean and attractive example with an 1887 copyright date. This is a fresh-to-the-hobby example consigned to this auction by the family of the original owner. There are only twenty-two different double-player poses in the Old Judge set. This is one of the most desirable of the popular double-player pose cards, and one of the few to include a Hall of Famer. 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). Superb photo quality, even corner wear, and a fairly clean blank reverse. This is an unusual and very high quality card dating from the peak of Tim Keefe's great powers. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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