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Lot # 2: 1911 Christy Mathewson, "Greatest Sports Hero in America" Head to Toe Massive Studio Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 49 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "September Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 9/20/2020 12:00 AM to
10/3/2020 8:00 PM

Absolutely massive 1911 head to toe studio photograph of the most beloved sports hero in American history at the time, Christy Mathewson. Pictured in full uniform and set against an artistic white backdrop that almost makes him look like an angelic figure, Mathewson cuts the figure of matinee idol, the first in sports history. Stamped on the front by the Unity Studios of New York, the photo is a high quality photographic piece of art that almost certainly is the only one of it's kind to have survived. The photo was secretarially signed at some point by Mrs. Mathewson on behalf of her husband, the signature does not detract from the majesty of the image. There is a touch of wear to the corners and a small spot of damage to the far left border area, but overall the photo presents better than the technical grade. Photo comes with a full letter from PSA (Type 1) and it ranks among the greatest images of Mathewson ever produced!

Size: 10x13
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 2/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 7/10

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