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Circa 1916 Christy Mathewson Original News Photo Used For His D381 Fleischmann Bakery Card - PSA/DNA Type 1
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $480
Original Christy Mathewson Underwood & Underwood news photo picturing the Hall of Fame pitcher as a member of the New York Giants. Certified as a "Type 1 Original News Service Photograph" by PSA/DNA. In addition to being a rare Type 1 portrait photograph of Mathewson, this particular example has an even more noteworthy added appeal and significance: Advanced collectors will recognize that the photo offered here was used for the production of Mathewson's 1916 D381 Fleischmann Bakery Card. Mathewson, along with Cobb and Wagner, is one of the key cards from the set, and this photo would naturally be an ideal companion piece. The photograph features a "Tribune Library" stamp on the reverse, as well as numerous period editorial notations. Although no news service stampings are evident, PSA/DNA has credited Underwood & Underwood with the photo because the company's copyright notice appears on the D381 Fleischmann cards. The photo (4 x 6.5 inches) is irregularly trimmed along the left border to its current dimensions, and displays a number of flaws common to working press photos, including creases, editorial outlining, and paper residue on the reverse. In Good to Very Good condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $480
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