Lot #834
Christy Mathewson Signed Check - PSA/DNA MINT 9

Exceedingly rare Mathewson check dating to his retirement in the Adirondacks
 
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Estimate: $10000+

Description

Exceedingly rare Mathewson check dating to his retirement in the Adirondacks

Adirondack National Bank check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Christy Mathewson, payable to cash for $50, April 22, 1922. In fine condition, with two small areas of edge paper loss. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder, grading the autograph as "MINT 9."

By this time in his life, Mathewson had contracted tuberculosis and moved to the frigid climate of Saranac Lake, New York, where he sought respite at the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium. He passed away in 1925, and was laid to rest at Lewisburg Cemetery in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, adjacent to his beloved Bucknell University. Mathewson remains rare across all signed formats, with this check displaying his neat, bold handwriting.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021