Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXIV
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/20/2009
Nicknamed the “Kentucky Rosebud, Camnitz’s claim to fame was tying the immortal Christy Mathewson for highest winning percentage (.806) in 1909, a year in which he won 25 games. He later defected to the Pittsburgh club of the Federal League in 1914, and this 1915 Cracker Jack offering depicts him in his Pittsburgh uniform. Graded a PSA 8, only ONE other example has been graded higher! Camnitz’s right handed pitching image is flawless and set against an unblemished solid red background. The blizzard, snow white borders are well centered, and end at four “blistering” sharp edges and corners! Both the front and backside print still portrays its original bold black print, completing this museum worthy masterpiece. We cannot overemphasize the overall brilliance of this Cracker Jack specimen, worthy of being the “shining star” of any elite collection.
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