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1915 Christy Mathewson Full-Page Newspaper Tribute With Early Color Illustrations

Lot Number 332

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Description

In a fitting tribute to Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson, the St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat published a full page with very early color illustrations, a photo and glorifying text. Dated August 22, 1915, the page is entitled “Superlatives in Sport” and showcases a sizable black-and-white photo of the handsome hurler. With a pulled caption proclaiming “The Greatest Pitcher the World Ever Saw,” the printed text details Mathewson’s incomparable career. Affected by minor edge fissures and tears, the piece presents nicely and is a candidate for professional restoration.

 
 
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