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Card of the Day: 1909-1911 T206 Piedmont Christy Mathewson

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

You thought the Nap Lajoie I own was in bad condition, check out this badboy. If this card were out of its SGC graded case, I’d have to wear gloves while holding it because the card appears to have mold spots. But all of this is fine. I mean the card is nearly 100 years old. This is a 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Christy Mathewson card, one of three cards “Big Six” has in the set, and I am proud to say I own one.

Mathewson was one of the first five players to be inducted into the baseball hall of fame, along with a few guys you might have heard of: Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and Walter Johnson. Continue reading