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Lot # 927: Circa 1912 Wee Willie Keeler Photograph (PSA Type I)

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Item was in Auction "Late Fall Classic 2021",
which ran from 11/14/2021 7:00 PM to
12/11/2021 10:00 PM

Original Type I photograph of Hall of Fame outfielder "Wee Willie" Keeler as a coach with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1912. Keeler is pictured on field demonstrating his choked-up grip that enabled him to “hit ‘em where they ain’t” during his long 19-year career. Keeler retired in 1910 but spent two years as a coach with Brooklyn in 1912 and 1913, before serving in the same capacity with the Tip Tops of the Federal League in 1914. Although Keeler was with the Dodgers for two seasons, the hat style shown here was only used by the club in 1912. A Brown Brothers credit stamp appears on the reverse, along with Keeler’s name (written in pencil), and handwritten editorial markings. The photo measures 4.75x6.75” and displays both editorial shading and outlining to Keeler’s image, as well as two tiny corner chips and a few light creases. VG. Culled from the legendary Brown Brothers Photo Archive. PSA encapsulated as Type I Authentic.

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