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1909 E101 Anonymous "Set of 50" Christy Mathewson

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,115

Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. One of only three examples graded at this level by PSA, with only one graded higher (VG-EX+ 4.5). This extremely attractive E101 "Set of 50" candy card features the legendary Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson in a horizontal throwing pose. This is a sharp-looking example of one of Mathewson's most classic cards. While Mathewson was included in many candycard issues from the 1910 era, this horizontal throwing pose is considered by many to be the most attractive of all Mathewson caramel-card designs. It's easy to see why. The manufacturer of E101 is unknown. The artwork of Mathewson on this card is identical to that found in several candy sets of the era that share the same designs, including E105 Mello-Mint and E102 "Set of 25." This is a very striking card. Bright and crisp, with bold colors, flawless registration, and even corner wear. Clean front and back (just a hint of soiling on the top border when held horizontal as intended), with no creases, and centered slightly to the bottom border. The E101 back reads simply "This card is one of a set of 50 Base Ball Players - Prominent Members of National and American Leagues." Caramel cards, of course, are rarely found in high grade. This is an extremely attractive high-grade example of one of Christy Mathewson's most classic cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,115

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