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Circa 1910 Christy Mathewson Notebook Cover
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $360
Colorful children's notebook cover featuring Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson (cover only, notebook not present). Encapsulated and designated "Authentic" by SGC. The image of Mathewson on this notebook cover is exceptionally attractive and is part of a series of notebook covers that collectors have long recognized as being reminiscent in design to a T3 Turkey Red cabinet card. Mathewson is pictured in uniform on the mound, with a field and grandstand in the background. The name "Mathewson" is printed in the lower right corner. In "the olden days," notebooks with big stars and well-known players on their covers were very popular with youngsters at school. While many different cover designs exist for different players, this is only the second example we have seen of this particular Mathewson cover. The cover (5 x 7.5 inches), which is printed on thin cardboard stock, has been trimmed to its current dimensions. Light to moderate creases are evident throughout (the largest and most conspicuous are located along the border areas) and there is a small area of surface-paper loss along the top edge. Despite the flaws, the central illustration remains bright and attractive, and is ideal for display. Technically modest in grade but still a very attractive example of this rarely seen cover. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $360
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