1911 T3 Turkey Red #99 Walter Johnson Ad Back PSA 4.5 VG-EX+
WALTER JOHNSON!!! Nearly synonymous with Walter Johnson's arguable status as our National Pastime's greatest pitcher ever is this extraordinary PSA 4.5 Turkey Red Ad Back offering that is a POP 2! Turkey Red Cabinets were issued more than a century ago, and are still widely recognized as the most artistic and colorful baseball cards ever manufactured. Along with Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson and Cy Young, Johnson's T3 subject is among the most prominent of the 100 possible baseball subjects and if you have been seeking an example of Johnson's illustrious T3, why not seize this incredible offering which stands as one of the premier examples extant.
Walter Johnson is considered by most historians as the finest pitcher of all-time. Justifying that notion are his unfathomable 417 lifetime victories with most of those wins achieved with a second division ballclub. Consider that he tossed an astounding major league record 110 lifetime shutouts, with 38 of those 1-0 victories. Due to his poor run support, he also managed to LOSE 26 games by that same 1-0 score, and we can only imagine how great his final record would have been if he was fortunate enough to pitch with a more formidable team. The overall aesthetics of this museum worthy masterpiece are easily consistent with the technical assessment, starting with a breathtaking "hands at chest" image of the iconic right-handed twirler.
Johnson appears ready to fire another one of his blazing fastballs past a helpless hitter, with his flawless blue hued uniform and striped white cap stealing the show. A tranquil and brilliantly displayed orange, yellow and green hued setting perfectly complements Johnson's immortal image that is situated between four relatively clean borders. All four corners still retain a majority of their original right angle formations, and no obtrusive surface blemishes are evident on either side. A stellar verso reveals the highly coveted "Turkey Red Advertisement" affixed to a clean off-white surface, the final exclamation point for this cardboard treasure. Simply stated, we highly advise any sophisticated collector to jump aboard this "Big Train" heirloom and ride it directly to the winner's circle!
MIN BID $2,500