Spring 2020 Premier Auction - Closes April 11
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Reviewing a 1914 Cracker Jack set is a memorable experience.  Handling the 1914 Mathewson is an entirely different experience altogether.  It's a show-stopping card in any grade, one of the hobby's most desirable and one of Matty's most highly prized cards in any grade.  One of just two examples of subjects included in both the 1914 and 1915 issues where the player's pose was changed (the other being Del Pratt, also featured in this auction), the 1914 Cracker Jack Mathewson is the undisputed king of the Cracker Jack run.  So elusive that most Cracker Jack collectors are content to build the 1915 set rather than the 1914, or to use combined elements of both, simply because of the unavailability of the 1914 Matty.  Since 1914 Cracker Jacks are more rare than their 1915 counterparts in general, and due to the aforementioned pose variation, the 1914 Mathewson has reached nearly mythical proportions in terms of desirability.

This is the most coveted of all the Cracker Jack cards, and easily one of Mathewson's most desirable issues as well.  The card has been graded PR 1 by PSA due to a number of visible condition issues, most notably surface and edge wear.  Despite the condition issues, the card remains a museum-caliber centerpiece to even the most advanced collection; speaking to the rarity of the card, PSA has, at this late date, graded just 23 examples of the card, and just 15 have graded higher than POOR.  Clearly an example of one of the hobby's most important cards, and one of the undisputed keys to the popular 1914 Cracker Jack set.

1914 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson (HOF) - PSA PR 11914 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson (HOF) - PSA PR 1
1914 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson (HOF) - PSA PR 1
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Minimum Bid: $3,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $24,000
Number Bids: 29
Auction closed on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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