Mastro December 2008
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Graded 60 EX 5 by SGC, one of just ten copies at its tier with seven graded higher. Offered here is what may very well be Christy Mathewson's most attractive card. On its obverse, the Hall of Famer is captured in a visually engaging portrait with his cap pushed back and tilted to the left. The likeness was so appealing that it was used repeatedly to advertise a number of products during the era. Here, the image is well-focused and its colors are rich and dark. There are spots of white showing at the tips of the corners (with a tiny "bump" evident at the lower right), but the gold borders are fundamentally intact in other respects. The "Piedmont" back exhibits perfect printing. Excellent condition.
1911 T205 Gold Border Christy Mathewson - SGC 60 EX 5
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