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Of the many different images to grace the immensely popular T206 issue, the Christy Mathewson "dark cap" image is one of the most indelible images in the entire set.  Depicting "The Christian Gentleman" in the set position, poised to deliver a pitch, the card's classic image has made this one of the most sought-after cards in the prewar segment of the hobby.

This example, graded EX-MT 6 by PSA, features excellent clarity, crisp edges and square corners, as beautiful an EX-MT card as you will see from this set.  The card, with a common back, is uncommon in its beauty and grade, as any century-old card that achieves a grade of EX-MT is surely considered "high grade."  

The many variations of this card, coupled with inconsistencies with both SGC and PSA pop reports with respect to classifying back varieties among the three different Mathewson cards, make it difficult to quantify this card's standing among the total graded population of Mathewson cards.  However, of all the T206 Mathewson Dark Caps graded by PSA and classified as having either Piedmont or Unknown backs, only 64 of 677 have achieved a grade of 6, and only 42 have graded higher.  The percentages with SGC are even less, with 1,128 total Mathewsons (of any variation or back type) graded, 26 achieving a grade of 6, and 22 higher.  Suffice to say that this is a beautiful card of the popular prewar Hall of Famer, a card that falls within the top 10% or so of graded T206 Mathewson cards in the hobby.
1909-11 T206 Christy Mathewson Dark Cap (HOF) - PSA EX-MT 61909-11 T206 Christy Mathewson Dark Cap (HOF) - PSA EX-MT 6
1909-11 T206 Christy Mathewson Dark Cap (HOF) - PSA EX-MT 6
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,770
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
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