1909-1911 T206 Christy Mathewson - Hindu Back

Sold For: $5,629

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 183

Item Year: 1909

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. Classic T206 portrait pose of Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson with the very scarce Hindu (brown) advertising reverse. This is a particularly rare and noteworthy front-back combination. Rare-back T206s are always popular but are naturally all the more special when the card happens to feature one of the keys in the set. That is certainly the case with this card, as Christy Mathewson's T206 portrait card is one of the most desirable of all vintage Hall of Famer cards, one of the most popular of all T206 designs, and one of the most highly regarded of all Christy Mathewson cards. It is beautifully centered, with even rounding to the corners, a striking yellow background, and a light diagonal crease near the lower left corner. For all the thousands of T206s sold at REA, this is the first T206 Christy Mathewson portrait with a Hindu advertising back example that we can recall ever offering. This is an extremely attractive rare-back example of one of the most popular cards in the entire T206 set. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.
SOLD FOR $5,629

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