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    Circa 1920 Christy Mathewson Handwritten & Signed Letter. Only Cy Young and Walter Johnson recorded more career victories than this man, whose early, tragic death in 1925 denied him the opportunity to join those pitching immortals for the Grand Opening ceremonies of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Matty is a tough autograph in any format, and handwritten letters are practically non-existent, so we expect an enormous amount of bidding interest in this elite rarity. We love the text of the letter as well, which we provide below in full:

    "Dear Bob: I have come to the conclusion that it is best for the 'Lefty's' of this world to work out their own problems. As for advice--mine would be--'Get a good education and a diploma.' Sincerely Yours, Christy Mathewson."

    The black fountain pen ink is a uniformly-bold 9/10, strongest at the closing signature. The only caveat here is the separation at the original mailing folds of the right third of the page, a clean break that could easily be repaired with a strip of acid-free tape on the blank verso. The page measures 5x8.5". This is just the second handwritten letter from Mathewson that we have had the privilege to present to the collecting community. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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