1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Walter Johnson PSA Mint 9. Johnson was a tall and unassuming sight on the mound, belying his dominating game. His 3,500+ strikeouts and 417 victories ranks the Big Train in some rare company. When Walter Johnson appears in a tobacco or candy card promotion, he is always among the key subjects pursued by passionate card enthusiasts, as much now as he assuredly was back in the day. He is without a doubt a key name in the M116 Sporting Life series, his card solid in its ranking high within the top 10 from the massive close to 300-card promotion.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. This card is one of four rated Mint 9 with PSA with none recorded higher. The offered example has every qualification sure to entice and satisfy the most condition-conscious hobbyist. The central image resonates with an almost mystical and other worldly quality enhanced by the purest of surfaces providing a visual power that meets, if not exceeds this card's impressive grade. Any M116 description is complete without a salute to the masterful portrait rendering of the "Big Train" by famed photographer Carl Horner. PSA has reviewed over 6,000 Sporting Life cards. We see only 124 or just 2% have earned the "Mint 9" or higher assessment. Adding any card among the finest 2% known is no small accomplishment. Adding a card that fine that features who is arguably the greatest pitcher of all time is almost too hard to imagine.

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