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Lot # 6: 1921 Christy Mathewson, "Signed Baseball Auctions for Matty's Family" Artistic Photo by Paul Thompson

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 39 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "October Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/26/2021 9:00 PM to
10/9/2021 8:00 PM



On September 30, 1921 baseball held a benefit game for the sick and ailing superstar Christy Mathewson who was struggling to overcome tuberculosis after being gassed in WWI. As part of the event a baseball signed by Christy Mathewson, Warren Harding and Babe Ruth was sold for the astronomical sum of $750 to benefit the family and it was sold to a fan named "Truly Warner." Stamped on the back by photographer Paul Thompson, this is perhaps the earliest known image where a signed baseball is the subject of a photograph! A massive new discovery in the hobby, this is a work of art that belongs in a museum or gallery!

Size: 6.25x8.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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