Graded EX 60 by SGC. The only example graded at this level by SGC with just one higher! This is a very attractive 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 its high grade, the offered example is even more noteworthy as the reverse has an advertisement for Polar Bear Tobacco. The high grade of this Polar Bear card is of special note. T206 cards issued with Polar Bear tobacco were not well protected from the accompanying product. This is why T206 cards with Polar Bear advertising reverses almost always have various condition problems, including tobacco staining. The offered card is crisp and clean, front and back, with bold colors, a perfect image, centering slightly toward the top, and light corner wear. The Polar Bear reverse is boldly printed and centered just slightly toward the upper right. An exceptionally strong example of this Hall of Fame pitcher that would be a worthy addition to any T206 set or Hall of Fame collection. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.
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