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    Circa 1910 Christy Mathewson Tuxedo Tobacco Trolley Car Advertising Sign. Perhaps the most recognized and coveted advertising piece in the hobby, the Tuxedo trolley sign takes everything that's great about the tobacco card and discards the one thing that isn't. While some of the finest artwork ever to celebrate our national pastime appears within the T-card designation, the modest dimensions of those commemoratives never quite allow the room for the portraiture to stretch its legs. Here we get the best of both worlds.

    We'd concede that the three known variations of the Tuxedo trolley sign feature nothing but elite baseball legends--Walter Johnson and John McGraw being the other two--but Matty is unquestionably the most desirable of the Hall of Fame triumvirate. And this specimen is the finest we've encountered, having been minimally retouched by a professional restorer to strengthen small areas of color loss and to fill a few tiny punctures, resulting in a nearly pristine appearance. Dimensions 21x11".


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    August, 2017
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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