Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC. Very attractive high-grade 1910 S74 "Colored" Tobacco Silk of Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson. S74 silks are related to the T205 Gold Border series, and share the same basic player designs. There are two very similar S74 sets, one ever so slightly larger than the other, and one of the centerpieces in each set is Christy Mathewson. The offered example features outstanding centering and a crisp image of Mathewson in blue print set against the pink-colored silk. The factory designation is printed at the top, with advertising for Old Mill Cigarettes at the bottom. There is slight fraying to the edges (which is standard for this series). Small areas of discoloration are visible on both the front and back. S74s represent one of the very best values of all 1910-era baseball tobacco issues. This Christy Mathewson silk is a key to the S74 "Colored" Silks set and would be a worthy addition to any S74, Christy Mathewson, or 1910-era card collection. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.
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