1923 Christy Mathewson Single Signed Baseball....
This early passing, and the eight and a half decades that have since elapsed, have conspired to deny the collecting hobby of all but a meager few autograph exemplars, particularly on the hide of a baseball. In fact, fewer than five Matty singles have been offered by major auction houses in the past dozen years. This is perhaps the finest of that skimpy bunch, providing a boldly penned sweet spot signature which survives at a conservative 7/10. Surface abrasions, likely the result of years rolling around in a dresser drawer, represent the entirety of condition problems, and make it difficult to discern the month of the date penned by Big Six beneath his autograph: "-- 30, 1923."
It should go without saying, of course, that such deviations from perfection must be forgiven in light of the tremendous scarcity, and our catalog imagery should clearly indicate that the signature remains bold and unmistakable. A rare opportunity for the advanced single signed baseball collector, and one which is unlikely to be repeated in the near future. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
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