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    1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson #88 SGC Authentic.

    UPDATE: The Authentic assessment is the result of red color being added to a small area above the baseball and white added to the border above that. A crease in the upper right corner also has white added.

    John Esch collection. Approximately three times as rare as its one-year younger sibling, the large disparity in availability between the 1915 and the 1914 Cracker Jack issue is attributed to the fact that the 1915 set could be acquired in full through a distributor redemption plan only complicated their odds of survival of the 1914 edition. Here we find one of the most desirable entries in the set - Christy Mathewson. A now fabled rarity issued at a time during the last of a twelve-year streak of twenty-plus victory seasons. It's an intriguing action shot, set against the blood-red background that is the Cracker Jack issue's most recognizable feature. Only adding to its mythical history is the pose that is unique to the '14 edition giving way to a formal portrait of Mathewson for the 1915 edition. Corners are rounded by the passage of a century and change, but otherwise this is a relatively clean showpiece with anticipated soiling or product staining common to this issue. Encapsulated SGC Authentic.

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    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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