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Lot Number: 32

Description: Christy Mathewson portrait photograph by Charles Conlon c.1913 - image used for his 1940 Play Ball card (PSA/DNA "Type I"). Crisp sepia toned 6.5"x8.5" portrait photograph showing Christy Mathewson with his pensive gaze aimed at the camera. A handwritten notation by photographer Charles Conlon on the back reads "Matty in 1913." He would win (25) games that year and lead the Giants to their consecutive National League title. Light toning and some mild scattered wear including a few wrinkles and very slightly heavier crease/impression near the lower left. Minor mounting residue at corners. This image was used for Mathewson's 1940 Play Ball baseball card and the last example which sold publicly brought over $12,500 at auction. Authenticated and encapsulated by PSA/DNA with "Type I" designation. Includes LOA from PSA and Mathewson Collection certificate of provenance: VG

Estimated Price Range: ($7,500-$15,000)

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