Legendary June 2009
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Graded 50 VG/EX 4 by SGC, the only copy at that level with two graded higher. 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 and texture 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 well-centered borders carry merely a trace of the issue's characteristic toned quality, and its corners exhibit natural degrees of wear (heaviest at the bottom-left). The illustration of Mathewson, with its pastel-hued backdrop and spectacular image detailing, delivers a glowing depiction of the great player. Very Good to Excellent condition.
1914 T213 Type 2 Coupon Cigarettes Christy Mathewson - SGC 50 VG/EX 4
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