Lot # 77: T206 Mordecai Brown “Portrait” Piedmont 150 Subjects/Factory 25 (PSA NM/MT 8) - “1 of 1 Piedmont; Only One Piedmont Graded Higher”!

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 40 (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 77)
T206 Mordecai Brown "Portrait" Piedmont 150 Subjects/Factory 25 (PSA NM/MT 8) - "1 of 1 Piedmont; Only One Piedmont Graded Higher"!

The legacy of immortal right handed twirler Mordecai "Three Fingered" Brown cannot be over emphasized, by any means. One of the dead-ball eras legendary Hall of Famers, Brown achieved his iconic nickname when as a young farm-boy he accidently stuck his hand in a corn shredder, severely cutting his index finger and paralyzing his pinky finger. Fortunately for Brown, his deformed hand eventually seemed to be the primary reason for the movement on his pitches, leading him to 239 career wins and a spectacular 2.06 lifetime E.R.A. that ranks as the 3rd best lifetime figure behind Walsh and Joss (and surprisingly better than Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson!).

With that in mind, presented here just happens to be one of Brown's most remarkable cardboard relics, his highly sort after T206 portrait example in an astonishing PSA 8 holder. Consider that this is the SOLE "Piedmont Cigarettes" portrait Mordecai Brown with only a single Piedmont graded higher! Brown's classic Carl Horner image reveals the finest possible aesthetics, bursting with sparkling facial and uniform colored hues that are set against a virtually flawless bright red background. Fine centering, pinpoint corners, snow white borders, and an ultra-clean "Piedmont" advertisement flip side complete this museum worthy offering that unquestionably ranks as one of the finest T206 subjects extant!

MIN BID $2,500

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