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Lot # 438 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1913 "Our Matty" Christy Mathewson World Series Postcard

Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $1,175.00

This extremely unusual and rare postcard captures New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson as he warms up on the sidelines prior to Game 2 of the 1913 World Series. The preprinted caption below his image reads “Our Matty – Chris Mathewson, the World’s Greatest Pitcher. – This photograph was taken at Shibe Park, October 8th, 1913.” Mathewson defeated Eddie Plank and the Philadelphia Athletics by a score of 3-0 in Game 2 of the 1913 World Series, held at Shibe Park on October 8th. Unfortunately, that game represented the high point for Mathewson and the Giants, as they were easily defeated in five games by the powerful A’s. This is an extreme rarity and one of Mathewson's most interesting cards. Produced by Pastime Novelty Co. of New York. We have only seen only two or three of these over the years, and never in this extraordinary high grade. The postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches) has been used (with a note to the recipient) and mailed (bearing a postmark dated November 13, 1913), and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,175.00

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