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    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap) PSA NM-MT 8 - Only Two Higher! In the rough and tumble Dead Ball Era of our national pastime, when the sport was populated by brawling drunks and illiterate farmhands, Matty was recognized almost as much for his gentlemanly comportment as he was for his remarkable Hall of Fame abilities. As commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis famously eulogized the fallen baseball hero, "He was an inspiration to everybody, and may we have more of his kind." The 373-game winning right-hander appears here in his pitching prime, the three-season production span of the hobby's most popular tobacco issue finding Big Six averaging twenty-six victories and 158 strikeouts annually with an earned run average at a microscopic 1.70.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. It's a clear tribute to Matty's popularity that he is honored three times within the T206 issue. This is the Dark Cap variety and one of the finest examples ever submitted to PSA. With a "Sweet Caporal" ad displayed on the reverse, there is this and just one other confirmed card in NM-MT. There is barely any deviation from its state now to what it was when it first emerged from a pack of Sweet Caporal cigarettes over a century ago.


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    April, 2019
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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