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1910 E93 Standard Caramel Christy Mathewson PSA NM-MT 8

Starting Bid - $10,000, Sold For - $24,000

Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. One of only two examples graded at this level with a only a single MINT 9 grading higher. Remarkable ultra high-grade example of Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson in a pitching pose from the highly desirable E93 Standard Caramel series. This is one of Mathewson’s scarcest, most striking, and all-around most highly regarded cards. The image on this card is the same as that used to produce two of the three pose variations (dark cap and white cap) of Mathewson in the T206 White Border series. While a grade of PSA NM-MT 8 is extraordinary for any prewar card, it is a tremendous and noteworthy grade for a caramel card. Because they were issued with caramels one card per package and sold to children (as opposed to being sold to adults with tobacco), caramel cards tend to survive in a much lower grade. Of the 1,451 cards from the E93 Standard Caramel set evaluated by PSA to date, only forty-nine have ever graded NM-MT 8 or better (approximately three percent). The offered card of Mathewson is stunning in every way! Bright and clean, with perfect registration, four sharp corners, outstanding centering, and vibrant colors. The checklist reverse is also bright and clean, with very bold text. Caramel cards in general are much rarer than tobacco cards of the era. They are, of course, rarely found in high grade, and even a common player from the E93 Standard Caramel issue in PSA NM-MT 8 condition would be noteworthy and extremely desirable, but an ultra high-grade example of one of the key Hall of Famers, Christy Mathewson, is especially significant. This is an absolutely stunning example of Christy Mathewson from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue, worthy of the finest E93 set, “E” card, or world-class Hall of Fame collection. SOLD FOR $24,000

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