Lot # 85: 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Tim Keefe PSA NM 7

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/23/2021 12:00 PM to
8/15/2021 9:00 PM



Graded NM 7 by PSA. Exceptional ultra high-grade N28 Allen & Ginter of Tim Keefe. Bright and clean, both front and back, with flawless registration, and bold colors. Centered toward the bottom left and a boldly printed checklist on the reverse. This tobacco card was issued at the peak of Keefe's Hall of Fame career. Keefe's 35 victories (against just 12 defeats) and 1.74 ERA both led the league in 1888. His records in previous years were equally impressive: 35 victories in 1887, 42 in 1886, 37 in 1885, 37 in 1884, and 41 in 1883. These seasons together, from 1883 to 1888, may have been the most dominating six seasons for any pitcher in any era. Keefe's total won-loss record for the six seasons was 222-108. He went on to win a total of 344 games in just 14 years (1880-1893). This is a stunning high-grade card of one of baseball's greatest pitching legends from one of the most popular of all nineteenth-century sets. Reserve $1,000.

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