1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson PSA-Graded Pair

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 285

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Presented is an extremely attractive pair of key Hall of Famers from the T201 Mecca Double Folders set. T201 Double Folders are one of the most condition-sensitive of all tobacco-card issues. The thin stock on which they are printed makes them especially susceptible to soft corners as well as to very slight wrinkles, creases, and edge wear. These cards were designed to be played with, folded up and down, so it is not surprising that normal handling would result in few truly high-grade examples surviving. 1) Walter Johnson/ Charles Street (EX 5). Crisp and clean, with light corner wear and centering slightly to the left. In our opinion, this card would not look out of place in a higher-grade holder. 2) Christy Mathewson/Al Bridwell (VG-EX 4). Crisp and clean, with excellent centering and sharp corners displaying only hints of wear at the tips. Displaying an appearance better than the assigned grade, this example has been downgraded for a very light wrinkle and a slight miscut. An outstanding pair that would be worthy additions to any T201, Hall of Fame, or classic prewar-card collection. Total: 2 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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