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Lot # 2: 1902 Christy Mathewson, "His Cracker Jack and Sporting Life Baseball Card Image" Falk Cabinet Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 99 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "January Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 12/30/2023 10:00 AM to
1/13/2024 8:00 PM



c. 1902 Famous and important portrait cabinet photograph of young Christy Mathewson from the New York Giants and taken near his rookie year with the team. From the famous Falk Studios of New York, this is one of only a handful of known examples of this image that exist with this one exhibiting exceptional quality and clarity. The studio advertising at the bottom has been trimmed off to fit into a photo album, but the remaining photo portion grades essentially perfect. This is the photograph that was used to make his W600 Sporting Life cabinet (considered his rookie card by some) and his beautiful 1915 Cracker Jack card as well. A stunning and important image that is probably on the short list of 20-30 most important baseball photographs ever taken!

Size: 4.25x6
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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