Fall, 2020 Auction - Closes November 28
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Gorgeous oversized presentation photo, taken by Unity Studios in New York, featuring Christy Mathewson in full uniform, leaning against a bat, posed against a white backdrop.  The photo measures 10" x 13", the image area in fantastic condition.  Some significant wear is evident, particularly in the lower left corner, which has some minor tears that have been repaired by clear tape on the reverse.  The remnants of some framer's tape can also be found on the top edge of the reverse.  The photo has been signed in the lower-left, inscribed "To Mr. J.R. Thurston, Kind Wishes, Mrs. Christy Mathewson."  Our research into J.R. Thurston revealed a gentleman by that name who lived in Mathewson's home town of Factoryville, PA, and in 1920 became that town's Postmaster.  It is entirely likely that Mathewson's wife inscribed the photo to her local postmaster; the signature closely resembles other "wife-signed" items we have seen and offered in the past.

We have offered this exact photo in the past; in fact, it was the cover photo for our November, 2018 catalog.  At the time, the photo's beauty struck us as exactly the type of image we like to use for our catalogs, and although we couldn't use the same photo twice, its beauty remains just as striking.  As such, for the winning bidder we will include a copy of the Fall, 2018 catalog for presentation purposes.

Simply a spectacular photo, depicting a younger Mathewson in full uniform, almost certainly originating from the Mathewson family.  Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

Outstanding Oversized Christy Mathewson Type 1 Presentation Photo (PSA/DNA), Signed by Mrs. Mathewson!Outstanding Oversized Christy Mathewson Type 1 Presentation Photo (PSA/DNA), Signed by Mrs. Mathewson!Outstanding Oversized Christy Mathewson Type 1 Presentation Photo (PSA/DNA), Signed by Mrs. Mathewson!
Outstanding Oversized Christy Mathewson Type 1 Presentation Photo (PSA/DNA), Signed by Mrs. Mathewson!
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,337
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, November 29, 2020.
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