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1904 Allegheny Card Co. Brickyard Kennedy PSA NM 7
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,880.00
Graded NM 7 by PSA. Pristine sample card from the legendary 1904 Allegheny Card Company set of 1904, featuring Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher William "Brickyard" Kennedy. Kennedy was with Pittsburgh for just a single season, in 1903. His 9-6 record helped lead the Pirates to the National League championship. He pitched shutout ball for the first five innings of Game 5 of the 1903 World Series against Boston's Cy Young, before Pittsburgh fell apart, making four errors, and losing 11-2. This was Kennedy's last game ever. To date, the only set of Alleghenys known to exist was sold in the Copeland sale. This set was eventually broken up and dispersed to the four corners of the collecting world. There has yet to be a single additional card from this series to ever surface. This sample, of course, originates from the Copeland set, and as is the case with all Allegheny cards, may very well be unique. The set is of special interest to collectors, not just because of its extreme rarity, but also because of its year of issue. Very few sets of baseball cards were produced during the first few years of the century. The Allegheny card set is one of the few, and offers a unique blend of players from the pre-1900 and post-1900 eras, including many players which appear in few (if any) other sets. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,880.00
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