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1914 E & S Publishing Co. Christy Mathewson Postcard
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,293
Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. This exceptionally rare 1914 postcard, issued by the E & S Publishing Co. of Chicago, features Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson in a pitching pose. The “Big Six” is displayed front and center with a number of smaller cartoons surrounding his larger image. Each cartoon has a short fact about Mathewson. For instance, “In 1905 Mathewson shut out Connie Mack’s team in the World Series three times.” The postcard is bright and clean, both front and back, with no creases, and even wear on the corners. It has never been mailed and there is no writing on the traditional postcard reverse. This is one of the most striking and visually exciting of all Christy Mathewson cards; it is also one of the rarest, with probably fewer than ten known examples. This is only the second time we have handled a 1914 E & S Publishing Mathewson and, interestingly enough, in both instances it was this example This is the very same card we first offered in our May 2008 auction (Lot 444 - final sale price of $1,292). Dimensions: 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,293
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