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    1926 Christy Mathewson Memorial Game Hang Tags Lot of 7. On October 27, 1925, baseball lost its truest gentleman when Christy Mathewson, ball player, WWI veteran and Christian who would never pitch on Sunday, succumbed to tuberculosis brought on by his exposure to chemicals during his military service. In July of 1926, the Washington Senators and New York Giants met for a Christy Mathewson Memorial/Benefit Game at the Polo Grounds. We offer not one but seven thin 3" discs distributed at that melancholy event. The discs are ready made for wearing by string via a small pre-punched hole. Wording explaining the reason for the game appears on one side, a heroic portrait of Mathewson on the other. Five grade between VG and EX with two lesser due to what appears to be teeth marks of a hungry rodent. We have been told these were found underneath the floorboard of a child's bedroom. We can only speculate if this young Mathewson fan went to the game without telling mom and dad and had to tuck out of sight his mementos.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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