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    1908-09 Rose Co. Christy Mathewson PSA EX 5 - Highest Graded Example! A rare man was Christy Mathewson, "The Gentleman Hurler." A college man from Bucknell, Mathewson won 373 games (losing only 188) in the big leagues and finished with a lifetime ERA of 2.13. Five times he led the National League in ERA, four of those years posting an ERA under 2.00. All of this while fulfilling a promise he made to his mother to never pitched on Sundays. He pitched 17 seasons for the New York Giants, and later became the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. With the American Army in World War I with the Chemical Warfare Service, he was accidentally gassed and never fully recovered. Matty helped the Giants to four pennants and one World Series win, over the Philadelphia A's in 1905 when Matty was unworldly. He pitched three games, astoundingly all complete game shutouts. Mathewson was one of only five original selectees to the Hall of Fame, being chosen in 1936.

    Also rare is this Rose Company Christy Mathewson postcard. Only 87 cards in the total set have been graded by PSA. Furthermore, a mere two of the Rose Company Mathewson postcards have been graded by PSA, and this one has the higher grade. These cards only were issued through the fall of 1909. A unique opportunity to obtain a rare postcard of a baseball immortal. Graded PSA EX 5. The PSA & SGC census report a total of six cards. This is the only card graded EX with none higher!


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