Circa 1914 Christy Mathewson Photo

Sold For: $823

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1444

Item Year: 1914

Category: The Golden Age of Baseball Photography

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Original press photo, culled from The Chicago Sun Times archives, capturing Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson as a member of the New York Giants. Mathewson is pictured in a bust-length image as he poses on the field. Reverse markings consist of a handwritten date ("5-4-22"), editorial notations, and a credit stamp that reads "Return to Library of Chicago Daily News." Based upon the uniform style shown here, this image dates to the three-year span 1913 to 1915 (according to the Baseball Hall of Fame Uniform Database). This is an exceptional early image and an ideal portrait of one of the game's most legendary stars. The crystal-clear photo (6.5 x 7 inches) has a few very minor flaws common to nearly all working press photos, including trimmed borders, edge tears and minor creases. In Very Good condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.


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