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Lot # 175 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

T206 Christy Mathewson Printing Error

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $2,900.00

Extremely unusual T206 printing-error card featuring Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson has escaped almost all color processes of the printing process on the front, and appears black and white and grey, with a hint of yellow in the background. The reverse is a final Sweet Caporal (350-460 series) back. This is a fascinating, and very striking, printing error of one of the key cards from the T206 set. We have seen examples of other similar T206 printing errors here and there over the years, but never one of a player of such great prominence. We believe this card was a printer's scrap and was never actually issued. It was likely hand-cut and saved from the trash by the printer or someone who worked for the printer. This card has tremendous eye appeal. The card has a few insignificant chips of surface paper loss on the reverse, and is otherwise in Vg-Ex condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $2,900.00

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