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    1909-11 T206 Sovereign 350 Christy Mathewson (Portrait) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Seven, Two Higher. It's the most popular of the three Mathewson variants appearing within history's most celebrated tobacco issue, with a special connection to the "Sovereign" brand as more cards are known in high grade (8 or better) in this scarcer brand than the most common. The reasoning for this is unclear, but the heightened appeal that results is undeniable, particularly for those who collect T206s be brand and prefer the tobacco road less traveled.

    Like the other two presented within this unprecedented T206 auction, the provided card has miraculously dodged the myriad forces that condemn the bulk of the T206 issue to middle grades or below. The corners remain sharp, the obverse and verso lacking a single stray mark or stain. Again, it is likely the slightly imperfect centering that bars entry to a Mint 9 slab. From a technological age when uneven borders were the rule rather than the exception, cards of this supreme quality are quite properly considered "as good as it gets."

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. With a Sovereign back, four others from of the well over 300 specimens submitted for encapsulation have equaled and one has bested the offered representation. This is a card that sparkles like a diamond in the rough in much the same was as did the Hall of Fame pitcher it commemorates.

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    September, 2018
    20th Thursday
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