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    1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Christy Mathewson SGC 88 NM/MT 8 - The Finest Example Known! This simply stunning artifact earns high marks in each and every category of judgment (except spelling!), beginning, of course, with the identity of the man it honors. The inaugural class Hall of Fame pitcher is captured just before the apex of his storied career, framed against a vibrant vista of gold and green. His face conveys the look of determination that would earn him a third place tie with G.C. Alexander on the career victories chart.

    Joining the most famous (Wagner, Cobb, Plank) and infamous (Merkle, Cicotte) ballplayers of the age, Matty stands as one of the key components from the twenty-five card issue, though this particular representation stands as the finest example of the 185 total cards graded by both SGC and PSA combined. A pair of 80 EX/NM 6 examples are the second-finest recorded. The centering is testament to fine American engineering, the colors have retained their rich vibrancy and the surfaces are beyond compare. Razor-sharp corners indicate a lonely life free from human touch. It's simply one of the finest examples from the E95 Philadelphia Caramel edition, and from most other "E" class promotions as well. A tempting target for the most discriminating of collectors.


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    August, 2011
    4th Thursday
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