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1914 WG4 Polo Grounds Christy Mathewson - PSA GEM MINT 10

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $823

Graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA. Highest-graded example and one of only five ever graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA of Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson from the 1914 Polo Grounds game-card set. Out of the over ten million cards that PSA has graded from all sets to date, only seven cards of “Matty” dating from his playing days have ever been graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA! This is the ultimate high-grade Christy Mathewson card! It is extremely uncommon for any vintage card to approach perfection, but this card is a rare and significant exception. It may be that only game-card decks that have by chance been stored in their original boxes, unopened and literally untouched, have even a chance among prewar cards of surviving in GEM MINT condition. Aside from this 1914 Polo Grounds game card, the only other vintage cards of Christy Mathewson to ever be graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA are the other four Polo Grounds examples, a 1913 National Game card, and 1913 Tom Barker Game card. This gem is obviously the finest example of this card (or any Christy Mathewson card) that we have ever handled or even seen. This is an extraordinary high-grade card in absolutely perfect condition in all respects, which would be an extremely significant addition to the most advanced Christy Mathewson or vintage-card collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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