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    1909-11 T206 Lenox-Black John McGraw (Portrait-With Cap) PSA EX-MT+ 6.5 - Pop One, None Higher for Brand! The first century of our national pastime would not be the same without John "Little Napoleon" McGraw. Truxton, New York's native son began his playing career as an 18-year old in the spring of 1891 with the Baltimore Orioles. At the time, Ned Hanlon was manager of the talented squad where McGraw and teammates Wee Willie Keeler, Hughie Jennings, Joe Kelley and Wilbert Robinson saw success that earned them three straight NL pennants (1894-1896) and a Temple Cup World Championship in 1896. As the skipper of the New York Giants from 1902 to 1932, McGraw fostered the talents of greats like Christy Mathewson, Roger Bresnahan, Joe McGinnity, Red Ames, Dummy Taylor, Dave Bancroft, Frank Frisch and many others. Only failing health forced him to resign on June 3, 1932. From 1904 through 1924, the Giants won seven pennants and three World Championships. His final game marked the end of his Hall of Fame career with 2,763 managerial victories, second only to Connie Mack.

    Graded PSA EX-MT+ 6.5. He appears on no less than four different T206 cards. In this very special auction cards featuring McGraw are among the highest graded examples known to the hobby or they feature some of the rarest t206 brands. Offered is his "Portrait-With Cap" card that qualifies for both. The overall total PSA pop is over 600 submissions (w/any qualified). Only eight have been confirmed with a Lenox-Black brand back. The current "Pop One With None Higher!" title holder.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    17th Friday
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