1909 Ramly (T204)

Wee Willie Keeler

1909 T204 Ramly Wee Willie Keeler
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William Henry “Wee Willie” Keeler (1872-1923) was the shortest player, at between 5’4”-5’7” tall, to be inducted to into Cooperstown. Keeler had a keen eye for hitting and had more than 200 hits for eight consecutive seasons (1894-1901) and won two batting titles (1897, 1898). Wee Willie Keeler’s motto of “hit ‘em where they ain’t.” served him well as he batted over the .300-mark for 13 straight seasons, finishing his career with a .345 batting average. Keeler also accumulated 1,719 runs scored and 2,932, second only to Cap Anson at the time of his retirement. In 1897, Keeler set a Major League record, hitting in 44 consecutive games, a record that stood until 1941 when Joe DiMaggio hit in a current record 56-straight contests. Wee Willie Keeler played 19 seasons for the New York Giants, Brooklyn Grooms/Superbas, Baltimore Orioles and New York Highlanders. William Henry “Wee Willie” Keeler was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

PR 1 Good 2 VG 3 VG-EX 4 EX 5 EX-MT 6 NM 7 NM-MT 8 MT 9
$200 $400 $650 $1,150 $2,200 $3,300 $4,750 $12,000
Auth 1Q 1 1.5Q 1.5 2Q 2 2.5 3Q 3 3.5 4Q 4 4.5 5Q 5 5.5 6Q 6 6.5 7Q 7 7.5 8Q 8 8.5 9Q 9 10 Total
2 1 2 3 1 3 3 1 2 18
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
3 NM 7
4 EX-MT 6
4 EX-MT 6
4 EX-MT 6
7 EX 5
7 EX 5
7 EX 5
10 VG 3 (3)
Public Auctions
Grade Price Date Firm Sale Lot #
EX-MT 6 $5,220 Jan-2006 Robert Edward Auctions 2006 Auction 154

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