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1910 Christy Mathewson Won In The Ninth Signed Presentation Edition

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $9,987.50

1910 special signed presentation hardcover first edition of Won In The Ninth by Christy Mathewson. This is the ultimate Christy Mathewson signed book as it features a special bookplate signed by Mathewson affixed to the interior cover. Mathewson's signature is boldly scripted in black fountain pen and grades "9/10." The original recipient's name has long ago been erased from the bookplate. The offered book is Presentation Copy #11. It is unknown exactly how many special presentation copies Mathewson signed. We have always thought the total to be 500, though it is possible that the total is actually as few as 250, as the highest numbered copy we have ever seen is #241. Very few have survived. This is the ideal signed Mathewson presentation book, as it is the only title by Mathewson which features a photograph of Mathewson on the cover, making it ideal for display. The 298-page book of baseball fiction has a special instructional section in the back. Published in 1910 by the R.J. Bodmer Company of New York. The covers display only light wear and the book is in Excellent to Mint condition. An outstanding, high-grade copy of one of the most highly prized signed Mathewson books in existence displaying an incredibly bold, essentially flawless signature. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$6000. SOLD FOR $9,987.50

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