Classic February 2008
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Graded 30 GD 2 by SGC. Although T213's are capable of generating confusion through their reuse of player likenesses similar to those in the earlier T206 release (including this "Pitching, Dark Cap" portrayal of Christy Mathewson) they bear unmistakable distinguishing features. The appearance of the cardstock, and subtle differences in print, margins, texture, and even its 1-7/16" x 2-9/16" size, will make this exceptional piece immediately recognizable and exciting to the specialist collector. On its white reverse, the "20 for 5 cts." and Coupon-brand advertisement only targeted consumers in certain areas of Louisiana and Texas. This card's narrow, well-centered borders carry merely a trace of the issue's characteristic toned quality, and its corners remain properly pointed; relatively mild, diagonal creases of varying length at each corner and a superficial ripple running vertically at the left edge—all of which, foregoing, are visible only at specific angles and are likely attributable to the factory's packaging methods—assume liability for the item's technical grade. Finally, the illustration of Mathewson, with its pastel-hued backdrop and spectacular image detailing, delivers a glowing depiction of the great player. Still-marvelous Good condition.
1914 T213 Type 2 Coupon Cigarettes Christy Mathewson - SGC 30 GD 2
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