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    1911 T5 Pinkerton Walter Johnson #561 SGC 50 VG/EX 4. As fascinated as collectors with cards of modest size it is the heavy hitters - the premium sized cabinet cards that grab our attention. One of the more scarce entries are the T5 Pinkerton cabinets made available only through a coupon exchange program. The available names was almost unprecedented for the time but a century later their lack of availability is just as unprecedented. It is amazing how a fragile glossy photo combined with an elegant and thick 4-3/4" x 7-3/4" piece of card stock can make boys of the most somber adults. Any Pinkerton is by far a most coveted addition and it should go without saying that the great Walter Johnson serves as one of the keys to this scarce and highly coveted set.

    Graded SGC 50 VG/EX 4. Currently, this is the one of only examples on record with SGC and the PSA population report shows two "Authentic" entries. The full-figure portrait of Johnson is spectacular. As a real-photo promotion, fading is often seen in imagery but here, one could not ask for a more awe-inspiring portrait, one that is unique to this scarce issue. The grade is at first puzzling as the photo/card mount presents as a stunning example approaching the near-mint level. Close inspection mount reveals slight bends in the upper left corner and gentle wear in the bottom right. The reverse exposes some faint wrinkles. What a wonderful addition to even advanced collections and certainly a desired piece by fans of a man who many consider the greatest pitcher of all-time.


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    November, 2018
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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