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1912 Christy Mathewson Pitching In A Pinch Signed Book

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $12,650.00

Description Addendum: The dust jacket which accompanies the book is period but not original to this particular edition of Pitching in a Pinch. The dust jacket is a circa 1912 Grosset & Dunlap edition dust jacket; the book is a 1912 Putnam edition.

Signed copy of Christy Mathewson's baseball book, Pitching In A Pinch, 304 pages, published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, with original dust jacket. The book is boldly signed "Yours Truly, Christy Mathewson, June 16, 1912" ("9") in black fountain pen on the inside flyleaf. The inside front cover has an attached bookplate identifying it as book #218 from the private library of a Mr. John M. Uren, with instructions to "handle it with care, and return it to me within fourteen days from the date you borrow it." The signature and additional inscription are extremely strong. The original jacket, which rarely survives with the book in any condition, does exhibit general wear, is technically in Good condition but is intact and still displays beautifully. The book is exceptionally clean, in superb Excellent to Mint condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $12,650.00

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