Something of an anomaly, T216s share images with the E90-1 and E92 caramel sets and are part of a trio of card issues dubbed "Louisiana issues," so named for their state of origin. The People's Tobacco Company of New Orleans was the producer, the set is rife with variations and known for its complexity and scarcity. Mathewson, one of 74 subjects in the set, can be found in several variations, in this case the "small print" variety with the "Never Go Out" Factory 4 back.
SGC has assigned this card a technical grade of VG/EX 4, a well-centered example with a clean surface and excellent centering. Some visible age-related foxing is apparent on the card front; with some light edge and corner chipping also visible. Though just two examples have been graded higher by SGC and PSA combined, the numerical grade is essentially meaningless, with fewer than 20 examples graded between the two companies. An extraordinary card from a tremendously scarce issue.