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    1910 Christy Mathewson Signed Book Plate. "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 9.5/10 beauty penned upon a book plate that has been carefully removed from a presentational copy of Mathewson's 1910 book [u]Won in the Ninth.[/u] Mathewson's elegant script is found at the bottom of the 3x4" card, which exhibits some mild toning that does nothing to diminish the power of the signature. The card is encapsulated by PSA/DNA for protection and unquestioned authenticity.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $7,000 - $12,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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