August 2019 Autographs & Memorabilia Auction - Ends Saturday, August 31st
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Christy Mathewson is considered as one of the most dominant pitchers of all time. He played 17 seasons with the New York Giants, ending his career with 373 wins and an ERA of 2.13. At a time when baseball players were mostly associated with gambling, boozing, and womanizing, this American sports hero stood out with his intellect, clean-cut looks, and kind demeanor - proving to other players that there was indeed another way to live. He instilled in the game the values of sportsmanship, moral code and integrity, something largely amiss in that era. Proving his selflessness, Mathewson enlisted in the United States Army for World War I late in the 1918 season. Unfortunately, he was accidentally exposed to mustard gas during a chemical training exercise in France, weakening his lungs and eventually leading to his early death by tuberculosis. So widespread was the admiration for Mathewson that following his death, the 1925 World Series participants each wore black armbands to express grief for their fallen friend. Baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis said of Mathewson, ""His sense of justice, his integrity, and sportsmanship made him far greater than Christy Mathewson the pitcher."" He was also one of baseball's ""First Five"" inductees to the Hall of Fame in 1936, with his plaque reading simply ""Matty was master of them all."" Matty is a tough autograph in any format. Offered here, however, is one of those rare gems, in a hardcover version of his own "Won in the Ninth" book, signed on the inside bookplate in black ink. Limited edition number 346. The book is in fine condition with some separation to the spine and minor general handling wear. Don't miss the opportunity to own this rare relic from The Christian Gentleman. Accompanied by a full Letter of Authenticity from James Spence Authentication (JSA).
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Christy Mathewson ULTRA-RARE Signed Won in the Ninth Hardcover Book (JSA)Christy Mathewson ULTRA-RARE Signed Won in the Ninth Hardcover Book (JSA)Christy Mathewson ULTRA-RARE Signed Won in the Ninth Hardcover Book (JSA)
Christy Mathewson ULTRA-RARE Signed "Won in the Ninth" Hardcover Book (JSA)
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Auction closed on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
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