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Lot # 236 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1913 "Our Matty" Christy Mathewson World Series Postcard

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,067

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 seen only a handful of these over the years. The postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches) has not been used or postmarked. It presents in Excellent condition with only a slight diamond cut along the top border and a faint remnant of the erased number "60" and a small area of toning on the reverse. It was not uncommon for postcards to be priced in pencil in the old days of postcard shows, and this may be why the erasure is there (and only visible under close inspection). This is a very attractive example of this extremely rare and substantial postcard that would be a worthy addition to any Christy Mathewson, Hall of Fame, or postcard collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++. SOLD FOR $1,067

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