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    Christy Mathewson Original Oil Painting. Mathewson would eventually win 373 games in his career, a National League record. In the 1905 World Series , he pitched three shutouts , leading to a Giants victory. Mathewson never pitched on Sundays owing to his Christian beliefs, contributing to his nickname The Christian Gentleman. Late in the 1918 season, Mathewson enlisted in the United States Army for World War I. His wife Jane was very much opposed to the decision, but Mathewson insisted on going. He served overseas as a captain in the newly formed Chemical Service along with Ty Cobb . When he arrived in France, he was accidentally gassed during a chemical training exercise and subsequently developed tuberculosis,he spent a good portion of that time fighting the illness, initially at the Trudeau Sanitorium , and later in a house that he had built. Offered is a 10" x 20" original oil painting showing Mathewson and his wife with him in his military uniform. When you lift the camouflage drape cloth on the painting a casket is exposed. Artist Grant Smith has signed the front and reverse.

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