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    Early 1920's Christy Mathewson Handwritten & Signed Document, PSA/DNA Mint 9.
    Matty is an autograph on just about every Hall of Fame collector's wish list, and for very good reason. It's the simple rule of supply and demand. The Hall of Fame right hander's death from pneumonia in 1925, the result of lung damage attributable to a World War I poison gas training accident, has made his signature an extraordinarily scarce commodity. And the demand? As the most dominating pitcher of the dead ball era, Mathewson posted 373 wins against just 188 losses, representing baseball's premier team as the star of John McGraw's New York Giants. Only a handful of players could match his appeal, and those few are significantly more accessible. In short, everybody wants Mathewson, and almost nobody has him.

    We'll change that for one lucky collector as we offer one of the most incredible Mathewson pieces to hit the auction block in recent memory. Acquired through the mail in the mid-1960's from Matty's widow is this clipping from a "The Pennsylvania R.R. Co." stock certificate, filled out entirely in the legendary pitcher's hand and bearing the monumentally scarce "Christopher Mathewson" signature. The slip of paper is 2.25x7" in size, but its importance and allure is immeasurable. It's certainly one of a hypothetical tiny handful of autographs bearing Mathewson's complete given name that could possibly exist, and all ink rates an unimprovable 10/10.

    A single vertical fold at center is essentially invisible and does nothing to detract. The piece is professionally matted and framed with a (modern print) photo of Matty to final dimensions of 24x15". Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, Mint 9. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
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