Lot # 268: 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #99 Walter Johnson Turkey Red Back PSA 5 EX - Only 2 PSA Examples Graded Higher!

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $4,000.00

Bids: 16 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities 2024 Auction",
which ran from 12/21/2023 9:00 AM to
1/13/2024 7:00 PM




(LOT 268)
1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets #99 Walter Johnson Turkey Red Back PSA 5 EX - Only 2 PSA Examples Graded Higher!

BIG TRAIN T3!!! The prestigious PSA graders have only encapsulated two higher examples than this awe-inspiring PSA 5 EX 1911 T3 Turkey Red Walter Johnson subject reflecting a very desirable Turkey Red ad back. Issued some 124 years ago, this momentous heirloom truly resides as one of the Big Train's most significant vintage issues, sparked by a captivating hands-at-chest pitching pose of the immortal Cooperstown inductee. By 1911, Johnson joined Mathewson as one of baseball's two premier pitchers, with the sidewinding fireballer winning 25 games, posting a 1.36 ERA, and leading the AL with 313 strikeouts in 1910. Johnson would end his remarkable 21-year career with modern-day unbreakable records of 417 wins and 110 shutouts. His classic image boasts a bright blue uniform and green grass hues, with the orange/yellow sky setting the final exclamation point for a breathtaking illustration. No glaring flaws are evident on either side, with some diminutive surface wear near the outermost two lower corners preventing a higher assessment. The final thumbs-up is the outstanding Turkey Red ad back, with this Big Train masterpiece tantamount to his arguable status as our National Pastime's greatest all-time pitcher!

MIN BID $4,000
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