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    1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Christy Mathewson (Pastel Background) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! "He was an inspiration to everybody and may we have more of his kind," spoke a doleful Kenesaw Mountain Landis at the 1925 memorial service for the future posthumous Hall of Fame inductee. "His sense of justice, his integrity, and sportsmanship made him far greater than Christy Mathewson the pitcher." Though baseball's first Commissioner had been recruited by Major League Baseball to ferret out its worst in the midst of the 1919 Black Sox scandal, Landis was able to recognize the game's best as well, properly honoring this shimmering diamond in the Dead Ball Era rough.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. Our offered card is one of just three that have graded MINT by PSA, there are none rated higher. The presented M116 Sporting Life card could be similarly praised, rating among the most desirable rarities in the collecting hobby. One sees no wear at the usual suspects - corners, edges, surface, etc. The central image of the great mound master is totally unaffected by the passing of the last 110 years. Even the "300 Subjects" reverse side will put a smile on your face. An impressive looking piece and a fantastic addition to any Mathewson collection.


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    May, 2021
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