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1909-1911 T206 White Border Christy Mathewson Dark Cap PSA NM 7 - Old Mill Back
Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $6,000
Graded NM 7 by PSA. Of the 1,114 examples graded by PSA to date, only sixteen have been graded higher. This is the only example, with none higher, graded at this level with an Old Mill reverse according to the PSA Population Report (although twenty-five cards at this level and eleven higher are unclassified by back type, and these unclassified-by-back cards could include at least one Old Mill). This is a very attractive ultra high-grade example of one of the three classic poses of Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson from the T206 White Borders series, the most popular set of the era. In addition to being in very high grade, the offered example is even more noteworthy as the reverse has an advertisement for Old Mill Cigarettes. Old Mill is a scarce back, certainly not in the same league as Drum or Uzit, but unusual and seen far less often than the standard Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertising backs. The offered card is flawlessly crisp and clean, front and back, with four sharp corners (a hint of wear in the upper right is more visible), snow-white borders, and near-perfect centering. Old Mill reverse is boldly printed. An exceptionally strong Near Mint gem of this Hall of Fame pitcher that would enhance or upgrade virtually any high-grade set or collection. SOLD FOR $6,000
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