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    1888/89 N173 Old Judge Tim Keefe SGC 50 VG/EX 4. One of the game's first 300 game winners, Tim Keefe shows off his Hall of Fame form upon this now 127-year old issue. Keefe is on record as having pitched two complete game victories in a single day, allowing just three hits over eighteen innings of work making him a logical inclusion within one of the most collectible of Victorian era cabinet card sets. The 1964 posthumous Hall of Fame inductee strikes a waist high pitching pose for this scarce 1888-89 N173 Old Judge Cigarettes cabinet card. Graded SGC 50 VG/EX 4, currently SGC has encapsulated a total of seven examples of Keefe, this is one of a pair at the VG/EX level with one grading higher. The central image shows a range of values with detail lost to blurriness in the original image. This was not the era of the point-and-shoot camera. Physically the photo and card mount have little to note other than some slight surface scratching in the lower right obverse and upper/center on the reverse. The delicate photo surface is virtually problem-free. There is some soiling on the surfaces and a few moisture spot stains. Most surviving cards from this set are typically plagued by major condition issues, not with this card.

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