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    1910's Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson Oversized Fatima Advertising Premiums Lot of 2. Two of the most dominating pitchers of the early 20th Century are featured in this spectacular lot. Walter Johnson was arguably the greatest ever, or a close second to Cy Young, and Christy Mathewson certainly ranks in the top five. The pair combined for an eye popping 790 victories and 6,016 strikeouts, and both hold lifetime ERA's of 2.17 or less.

    These advertising premiums are on large format 12x19" paper, blank backed, with a Fatima Cigarettes ad at the bottom right. There is also a credit line for the Pictorial News Company. The first poster is a shot of both pitchers shaking hands and exhibits light staining, creases and chips as expected on a 100+ year old paper item. It was previously taped and glued to a cardboard backing but has come loose.

    The second image is of Mathewson alone in a pre-pitch stance. The excellent image does exhibit the same creases and tears of the other advertisement, with tape remnants on the back top where it was likely matted and framed at one point. Both posters are rarely encountered and if so, tend to be in far worse condition due to their size and fragile nature.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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