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    1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson PSA NM 7. Connie Mack said, "He was the greatest pitcher who ever lived. He had knowledge, judgment, perfect control and form. It was wonderful to watch when he wasn't pitching against you." And Connie Mack should know, because Mathewson had one of the greatest pitching performances of all time in the 1905 World Series when the Series winning New York Giants started Matty in three games, and he threw an astounding three complete game shut-outs against Mr. Mack's Philadelphia Athletics.

    Mathewson had won a National League leading 27 games the year before this card was issued, and the year it was issued he led the league in ERA at 1.99 and was second in league MVP voting. Mathewson was a fan favorite for his great skill combined with his gentlemanly behavior. Playing 17 big league seasons, Mathewson pitched exclusively for the Giants except for a single appearance in part of his final season for Cincinnati when he was the Reds' manager. He led the National League in ERA in five seasons, amazingly, four of them with an ERA under 2.00. Mathewson set modern National League records for season wins (37), lifetime wins (373), and consecutive 20-win seasons (12).

    Graded PSA NM 7. One of eleven graded NM with eight rated higher. The T-205 cards, derived their name from the designation given them by Jefferson Burdick in his seminal card collecting book The American Card Catalog . The set is informally known as the "Gold Borders" set for the beautiful borders on each card. The National League cards feature larger colored lithographs of each player than do the American League versions, and for the first time, both leagues' player cards carry a facsimile autograph. The back displays a red "Sweet Caporal" ad. This is a beautiful card has luscious colors and a commanding presence.

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