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1914 Cracker Jack Mathewson Highlights Mastro Sale

{mosimage}A two-day sale with over 1500 items closes with vintage baseball cards again proving popular, especially those Cracker Jack cards from nearly a century ago.

A lower grade, but scarce 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson card was a big hit in the Classic Collector sale which closed early Friday morning.

The SGC 30 Matty, consigned from the legendary collection of Chicago resident Lionel Carter, sold for $14,873. A 20% buyer’s premium pushed the final price to $17,847. That rare piece took second place, however, with a lot of over 1,000 higher grade 1952 Bowman cards, only 27 of which were different, bringing $20,661 with the BP. Several of the cards were likely candidates for grading.

A 1986 New York Mets World Series championship ring brought $7496, as did an extensive collection of autographed cards from the 1950s through the 1990s.

A T3 Turkey Red "Out at Third" card, graded SGC 80, brought $6814 while a lot of eight Carl Horner cabinet photos sold for $5118.

A number of cards from Carter’s collection were sold, just weeks after an extensive group brought over seven figures in a Mastro catalog sale.


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