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Card # 63 H813-4 Boston Garter-Helmar
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Willie KEELER (HOF) 2.5" hand puzzle/game reverse New York Highlanders
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$ 77.00 9 3 3 April 10, 2024

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About the Player

John J. McGraw says: “From a purely spectacular point of view the greatest catch I ever saw was made by Willie Keeler in Washington. Abbey, I believe it was, took a vicious swing and slammed a drive toward right field that seemed a sure home run. On top of the railing in front of the right-field bleachers there were three or four strands of barbed wire, just a little higher than the outfielder’s head. It seemed sure that the ball would clear this barbed wire. Willie Keeler started with the crack of the bat and got to the fence in time, but it looked as if the ball would go into the stand over his head. That’s what it did do—almost. Seeing the predicament, Willie leaped in the air and fearlessly stuck his bare hand between the strands of barbed wire. The ball struck in his hand and he held it. He held it, despite the painful cutting of his hand as he dragged it back over the sharp barbs. That catch was talked about for months. I have never seen another like it. It showed marvelous judgment of distance, accuracy and unusual courage.”

About the Series

The Helmar H813-4 Boston Garter series consists of 45 cards, and the design was inspired by one of the most beautiful baseball card sets of all time, the 1912 Boston Garters. The originals showed the sock garters; the Helmar versions instead show interesting scenes in the background or period detail such as a 1912-era telephone. Each card is large at 8.5" x 4.25" and gorgeous. Produced in 2014. In the fall of 2021 the series was extended with a round, 2.5" dexterity hand puzzle made to match each earlier card in the series. Each hand puzzle consitutes a game piece that includes three dice with outcomes detailed on the puzzle's backs. Two new players were introduced within the series extension, #47 (Lazzeri) and #81 (Cravath). Additionally, the last two puzzles feature John McGraw in multi-player illustrations. The back of #83 features a checklist.

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H813-4 Boston Garter-Helmar, New York Highlanders
Card #Thumbnail PicPlayer NamePositionTop Auction Price
24KEELER, WilliePortrait$ 112.49
25CHESBRO, JackPortrait$ 189.50
63KEELER, Willie2.5" hand puzzle/game reverse$ 77.00
71CHESBRO, Jack2.5" hand puzzle/game reverse$ 57.00


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H813-4 Boston Garter-Helmar #63 "Hit em where they aint" Wee Willie KEELER New York Highlanders HOF
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