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    1909-11 T206 Piedmont Christy Mathewson White Cap PSA NM-MT 8. It's the rarest of the three Mathewson variants appearing within history's most celebrated tobacco issue, with a full PSA population almost exactly half that of the Dark Cap format. The reasoning for this respective scarcity is unclear, but the heightened appeal that results is undeniable, particularly for those coveted few that lurk near the top of the PSA population chart. Only two of just over 600 specimens submitted for encapsulation have bested the offered representation, a card that sparkles like a diamond in the rough in much the same was as did the Hall of Fame pitcher it commemorates.

    Like the Dark Cap specimen likewise presented within this Platinum Night auction, the provided card has miraculously dodged the myriad forces that condemn the bulk of the T206 issue to middle grades or below. The corners remain astonishingly sharp, the obverse and verso lacking a single stray mark or stain. Again, it is likely the slightly imperfect centering that bars entry to a Mint 9 slab. From a technological age when uneven borders were the rule rather than the exception, cards of this supreme quality are quite properly considered "as good as it gets."

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