1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug Brickyard Kennedy - Highest Graded!
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,185.00
Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC. Exceptional high-grade example of Brooklyn Grooms pitcher William "Brickyard" Kennedy from the extremely condition-sensitive 1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug set. This very sharp-looking card is the highest-graded example on record (out of thirty-two evaluated) by SGC and PSA combined. Kennedy was a star pitcher with Brooklyn throughout the 1890s, including winning 25 and 24 games respectively in 1893 and 1894. In 1903 Kennedy 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. That was Kennedy's last game ever. He retired immediately after. This is a very striking Mayo, a gorgeous card with virtually no white showing on the borders. The equivalent SMR value is $1,350. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200.
SOLD FOR $1,185.00