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    Circa 1910 Christy Mathewson "A Fan for a Fan." It was with no small degree of skepticism that we fielded an inquiry from our consignor claiming to have the rare Mathewson "Fan for a Fan." Over the years we've seen a few dozen, each rather quickly dismissed as a modern reproduction with grainy print quality, a stick about twice as wide as is proper, and blank on the back. But this gentleman was confident that he had located the genuine article, and we're pleased to report that he was correct. And not only was this estate auction find the real deal, but also perhaps the finest Mathewson ever to surface in the collecting hobby. A semi-circular bend just above the crown of Matty's head and a lighter one to his right account for the bulk of the condition issues, the latter of which is only evident upon the closest of examination. The original stick remains present and unbroken. The gorgeous lithography remains bright and brilliant, and the proper baseball design appears on verso. The first Mathewson representation to reach the auction block of a major house since October 2005, this lot should be considered a "must win" for the discerning hobbyist.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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