19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
CHRISTY MATHEWSON SIGNED LETTER
Typewritten letter dated February 2nd, 1925 signed by Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson (1880-1925). The letter, written on Boston National League Base Ball Company stationary addresses a fellow Bucknell University alum concerning a prospective pitcher with the Boston Braves (Edwin Van Brunt) If you see him I would be very glad to have you tell him that I will take a personal interest in him and will attempt to show him a few inside points about the art of pitching. The letter is signed Christy Mathewson in black ink.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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