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    1910 Christy Mathewson Signed Book. "Mathewson was the greatest pitcher who ever lived," Connie Mack once explained. "He had knowledge, judgment, perfect control and form. It was wonderful to watch him pitch when he wasn't pitching against you." Matty's supreme relevance to the game of baseball and his early death in 1925 as a delayed reaction to a World War I gas attack have had dramatic effects on his autograph's demand and supply, with serious collectors skirmishing for the few quality examples that exist. We expect fierce bidding for the example we present here, a 9/10 beauty penned upon a book plate that remains affixed inside a presentational copy of Mathewson's 1910 book Won in the Ninth. Mathewson's elegant script is found at the bottom of the 3x4" card, which holds a typed attribution to its original owner and a "399" serial number from what one could reasonably expect is a limited run of either 500 or 1,000. The book shows the degree of wear one would expect for a century of life, but the volume remains tightly bound and any condition issues have no bearing upon the fine quality of the all-important signature. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication. Guide Value or Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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