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    1909-11 T206 Old Mill Christy Mathewson (White Cap) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop One, None Higher for Brand! 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 "White Cap" variant and one of the finest examples ever submitted to PSA. With a "Old Mill Cigarettes" ad displayed on the reverse, this is a "Pop One with None Higher!" title holder for the Old Mill brand of which there are only eight confirmed on the census. Overall, with more than 700 submissions to compare to, this is one of a dozen white cap cards graded NM-MT with two rated higher.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.

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    19th Thursday 10:00 pm CT
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    September
    19th Thursday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Sports Collectibles Session
    (Lots 50001-50525) - 10:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, September 19, 2019.
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