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    1916 D381 Fleischmann Bakery Christy Mathewson (With Tab) PSA Good 2 - Only Two PSA-Graded Examples! From a newly discovered collection. Christy Mathewson appears within numerous trading card promotions but few are as fascinating and more difficult to acquire besides the very rare 1916 D381 Fleischmann Bakery card promotion. The larger 2-3/8 x 5-3/8" cards were printed on very thin card stock and inserted with loaves of bread sold by Fleischmann Bakery. Like their Ferguson Bakery counterparts, these cards had a coupon along the bottom advertising an exchange of 50 coupons and 50-cents for a "Beautiful Leather Kodak Album designed to hold 100 of these cards." That way a royal sum in 1916. Assuming one card per loaf of bread, 50 loaves x 10-cents plus .50-cents would mean a budgetary killer of $5.50 which bought a lot in 1916 when jobs paid less than $1.00-an-hour.

    Our offered card is part of a small collection of ne to the hobby cards, all of which had the bottom coupons still attached. As to be expected, Mathewson is a key appearance. His is a unique, chest-high portrait fills the area of a card that still has the original redemption coupon attached! Just like the Zeenut series, this is a rare and pleasant surprise as this coupon are missing from the majority of Fleischmann cards.

    Graded PSA Good 2. This rarity is the first example of this card Heritage Auctions has ever offered. Currently, PSA had graded just two examples, this is the lone card confirmed with the coupon.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2020
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 28
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