1911 M116 Sporting Life Walter Johnson PSA 7 NM
BIG "BIG TRAIN"!!! The M116 Sporting Life cards were offered to subscribers of the Sporting Life periodical in 24 separate series of 12 cards each, and one its majestic subjects, the immortal Walter Johnson is presented here in a spectacular PSA Near Mint 7 holder. One of only seven examples at this hallowed plateau, a meager eleven specimens have been graded higher! By the start of the 1911 campaign, Johnson had already posted three sub-2.00 E.R.A.'s in only four seasons, and he would continue that trend in 1911 by ending the year with a microscopic-like 1.90 E.R.A. What a breathtaking combination; arguably, baseball's greatest pitcher ever depicted on his ultra-popular high grade M116 keepsake.
The mere mention of Johnson's hallowed name can make even the most novice collector "skip a beat", and why not? Johnson's arguable status as baseball greatest pitcher ever is supported by his astonishing 417 lifetime wins, 2.17 E.R.A. and possibly his greatest record of all, 110 shutouts including an amazing thirty-eight 1-0 victories! This outstanding M116 offering is a perfect testament to his eternal legacy commencing with the classic Carl Horner relatively well centered portrait image situated between four bright white borders. An incredible array of pastel like colors including the facial robust pinkish hues emanate from Johnson's classic Carl Horner illustration, and no glaring surface flaws are evident. Strong square corners, fine edging and a super clean verso complete this century old marvel, justifying why you should ride this "Big Train" memento directly to the winner's circle!
MIN BID $1,250