Lot #879
Christy Mathewson Signed Book

Rare signed presentation copy of Mathewson's Won in the Ninth
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Estimate: $5000+


Rare signed presentation copy of Mathewson's Won in the Ninth

Rare signed book: Won in the Ninth. First edition. NY: R. J. Bodmer Company, 1910. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 298 pages. Signed on a presentation bookplate affixed to the front pastedown in fountain pen by Christy Mathewson; the bookplate, No. 499, bears a typed inscription to "Mr. Edward Connolly." Autographic condition: fine, with slight feathering to ink. Book condition: VG/None, with light edgewear and rubbing to boards, sunning to spine, and wear to spine ends. A superb book autographed by the dominant New York Giants pitcher, widely regarded as the greatest of his generation. Mathewson's signature is scarce and sought-after in any form.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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