The astronomical rise in value of higher-grade T206 Hall of Famers is well-documented; the only T206-related cards with higher demand are the difficult backs. Presented is an example of both, an attractive Christy Mathewson "Dark Cap" pose graded EX-MT 6 by PSA, with a tougher Sovereign 460 back. PSA has assessed just 11 examples of this front/back combination (with the understanding that the company graded T206 cards for quite some time before beginning to recognize back varieties). Of those 11, this is the highest-graded specimen they have assessed.
The card presents extremely well, with strong corners and rich color. Top to bottom centering is an issue, with a thin top border. The desirable Sovereign 460 reverse is clean.
In the top third of scarcity among T206 backs, the Sovereign 460 reverse is undeniably tough, and incredibly desirable when paired with a top-tier Hall of Famer like Mathewson. The higher grade completes the trifecta of desirability. A truly exceptional card.