Lot # 70: T206 Christy Mathewson Portrait “Piedmont 150 Subjects/Factory 25” (PSA NM/MT 8) - “1 of 2 Piedmonts”; Only One Piedmont Graded Higher!

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 31 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Classic 2017 Auction",
which ran from 9/28/2017 12:00 PM to
10/14/2017 7:00 PM

(LOT 70)
T206 Christy Mathewson Portrait "Piedmont 150 Subjects/Factory 25" (PSA NM/MT 8) - "1 of 2 Piedmonts"; Only One Piedmont Graded Higher!

This absolutely extraordinary PSA 8 T206 Portrait Mathewson "Piedmont 150 Cigarettes" gem resides as one of only two PSA listed Piedmonts, with only a SOLE specimen graded higher! When the name Christy Mathewson comes up for conversation, similar to the renowned former "E.F. Hutton" commercial, people listen! Mathewson's iconic status in baseball history cannot be overemphasized, with Christy unquestionably regarded as one of the greatest pitchers to ever toe a Major league pitching rubber. Mathewson amassed an amazing 373 lifetime victories, 2.13 lifetime E.R.A., and accumulated four 30-win seasons.

Even more impressive were his 3 World Series shutouts against Connie Mack's 1905 A.L. champion Athletics, prompting the legendary Mack to state: "Christy Mathewson was the greatest pitcher who ever lived. It was wonderful to watch him pitch when he wasn't pitching against you". Yet, all of his incredible pitching achievements are just part of his unparalleled legacy since he was a childhood hero to most aspiring baseball youths. Virtually all young boys worshiped the "Big Six" due to his combined pitching prowess and gentleman like status, ultimately resulting in his immortal nickname "The Christian Gentleman". For all of the aforementioned reasons, Mathewson's high-grade vintage cards are highly sought after by advanced collectors, and none could possibly be considered more prominent than this breathtaking PSA 8 T206 offering!

Mathewson's unparalleled reverence is perfectly emanated via this classic Carl Horner headshot pose with his facial hues as vibrant as the original distribution date over a century ago. The T206 Mathewson portrait subject arguably depicts one of Matty's 's most defining poses from the "dead-ball" era, and you can literally sense his regal presence via the impeccable registration, crystal clear clarity and colorful brilliance emanating from this unparalleled image.

Additional superlatives include a stunningly rich orange/yellow setting, fine centering, blinding white borders, pinpoint corners, near-impeccable surfaces and an extremely bold blue "Piedmont 150 Subjects" ad back. With only a single Matty Piedmont "Portrait" listed on PSA's illustrious "pop" chart, now is the time to jump aboard the "Big Six" cardboard express, and ride this sensational memento directly to the winner's circle!

MIN BID $10,000

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