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1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Tim Keefe
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,410.00
Graded EX 60 by SGC. N28 Allen & Ginter of Tim Keefe, one of the nineteenth century's greatest pitching stars. Bright and clean, both front and back, with flawless colors, and just a hint of corner wear (predominantly in the lower left). This tobacco card was issued at the peak of Keefe's Hall of Fame career. His 35 victories (against just 12 defeats) and 1.74 ERA both led the league in 1888. Keefe's record of wins 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 very sharp-looking card of Tim Keefe, one of baseball's greatest pitching legends, from one of the most popular of all nineteenth-century sets. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,410.00
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