Lot # 45: 1889 N172 Old Judge Tim Keefe Tagging Richardson

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Graded GOOD 2 by PSA. Rare double-player pose N172 example featuring Hall of Famer Tim Keefe tagging Danny Richardson (pose #251-8). Very clean and attractive example. 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). Excellent photo quality, light, even corner wear, and faint traces of album residue on the blank reverse, which contribute to the modest assigned grade. This is an unusual and high quality card dating from the peak of Tim Keefe's great powers. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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