19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
CHRISTY MATHEWSON HANDWRITTEN LETTER
Handwritten letter dated July 23rd, 1910 from Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson (1880-1925) to Cincinnati promoter D.A. Fletcher, regarding a post-season barnstorming series between major league stars of the day and his New York Giants' teammate Roger Bresnahan's assurance that he will participate. The proposed All Star Series was quickly banned by baseball's National Commission (predecessor to the Baseball Commissioner) and players were forced to return any money they had accepted. Featuring a full "Christy Mathewson" signature, the letter is written on The Planters Hotel, St. Louis stationary in black ink.
6 x 9 1/2 in.
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