19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 20,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
CHRISTY MATHEWSON PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson (1880-1925) as a member of the New York Giants, c.1906. The image is notable for being one the most iconic images of the legendary pitcher as well as being the image used to create one of Mathewson’s T206 tobacco baseball cards. Inscribed on the lower border Copyright N.W. Penfield, NY in black ink. The verso is stamped Photograph by THE PICTORIAL NEWS CO. New York. as well as inscribed Christy Mathewson, Pitcher, N.Y. Giants 1906 in pencil.
6 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.
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