1909-1911 T206 White Border Christy Mathewson Dark Cap - El Principe De Gales Back!

Sold For: $1,680

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 442

Item Year: 1909

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson (dark cap) with a very desirable El Principe De Gales advertising reverse. El Principe De Gales is a scarce back, certainly not in the same league as Drum or Uzit, but very unusual and seen far less often than most other T206 advertising backs. The T206 Christy Mathewson dark cap pose is one of the most recognizable cards in all of card collecting. The offered example is extremely pleasing, with vibrant colors, a crisp image, and light wear to the four corners. Centered slightly toward the left. Perfectly clean both front and back. A barely visible light wrinkle on the right border accounts for the conservative assigned grade. The important El Principe de Gales advertising reverse is boldly printed and centered slightly to the right. This is a very attractive scarce-back example of this classic Christy Mathewson tobacco card. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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