Exquisite 1913 T200 Fatima New York Giants Team Premium featuring four Hall of Famers including Mathewson and Thorpe! Very few examples of this large format 21x13 prize have been made available for public sale in any condition. These delicate presentation pieces were obtained only through redeeming 40 coupons from participating cigarette packs. While Fatima advertising is missing on such premiums, the familiar sepia team images are replicated from the more common smaller product.
Framed and matted to 25x17 dimensions, this lengthy display piece exhibits crystal clear player imagery and precise uniform and equipment features. Despite limited instances of photo creasing and crazing (one of which traces through Thorpe’s uniform), the overall presentation of this antiquity is not seriously compromised. Traces of paper residue are visible along both the left and right edges. Additionally, a section of the left edge of the original gray matte displays paper loss (see photo). However, the imperfection is concealed by modern framing. Despite any expected wear, this century-old artifact presents much nicer than what could be reasonably expected.
The 1913 New York Giants represented the National League in the World Series. Pictured are the following 22 players (from left-to-right):
Top Row: Demaree, Burns, Meyers, Fromme, Wilson, Marquard, Mathewson, McLean, Crandall, Tesreau, Mascot;
Bottom Row: Thorpe, Doyle, Fletcher, Shafer, Herzog, Murray, McGraw, Snodgrass, Wiltse, Merkle, McCormick;
This item has a reserve. Estimated value ($10,000-$20,000).
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.