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    Big Six is reunited with his old Big Apple pals...

    1924 New York Giants Team Signed Baseball with Christy Mathewson. His doctors had warned him strongly against it, but a dying Christy Mathewson was determined to show support for his former ballclub when he left the sanitarium in Saranac Lake to attend the 1924 World Series, a Fall Classic that would prove to be one of the most thrilling in the sport's history. It would be the last World Series for both Mathewson, who would pass away the next October, and for his former manager John McGraw, who would not add to his collection of ten National League pennants before his 1932 retirement.

    Each of these elite Hall of Famers appears upon the sweet spot of the provided ONL (Heydler) sphere, joined by a third in the form of Hughie Jennings. It is arguably the most star-studded pre-war sweet spot that exists in the entirety of the hobby.

    Mathewson is far and away the boldest signature on the ball, his black fountain pen ink still registering at a conservative 8/10 despite nearly a century of residence. McGraw and Jennings are still quite readily legible but several shades lighter, perhaps 3/10 and 5/10 respectively. The twenty-three signatures that form the balance of the roster average 1/10 to 2/10 and includes a veritable cornucopia of Cooperstown immortals like Ross Youngs, Frank Frisch, George Kelly, Billy Southworth, Bill Terry, Freddie Lindstrom and Travis Jackson. That's ten Hall of Famers in total! Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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