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Inscribed Photograph Signed by  Ed (1931-2001) MATHEWS - Signed - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 19770)

Inscribed Photograph Signed

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Inscribed Photograph Signed

by MATHEWS, Ed (1931-2001)

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Of this left-handed slugger, Ty Cobb said, "I've known three or four perfect swings in my time. This boy's got one of them"; debuting with the Boston Braves in 1952, this third baseman led the National League in homeruns (47) in 1953 and set a record that lasted for 27 years; he was only the seventh player in major league history to hit 500 home runs; he was also the only man to play for the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, and Atlanta Braves; he retired in 1968 and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978. Color IPS, 5½" X 8", n.p., n.d. [but vintage, c. 1960]. Very good. Faint tape stain at each corner, else bright and quite attractive. This heavy stock glazed color half-length portrait shows Mathews in his heyday, in a batting stance wearing his Milwaukee Braves uniform. It was apparently a product endorsement (perhaps from a cereal box?) and is printed on thin shirt cardboard (visible only on verso, of course). There's a thin printed black rule about the edges and a printed "brass plaque" stating "Ed Mathews / Milwaukee Braves" printed near the bottom edge. Below Mathew's elbow is a printed signature. Across his chest, Mathews writes boldly in blue fountain pen: "Best Wishes / To Don Burnell / Ed Mathews." Unusual format -- quite handsome.


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Inscribed Photograph Signed
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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts most major credit cards and PayPal. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned within seven days. We would appreciate a courtesy call if an item is being returned. Member ABAA, ILAB, MWABA, The Manuscript Society.

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About Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been serving book lovers, collectors and institutions since 1991. Our inventory of quality out-of-print books spans 50 subjects, while the extensive autograph holdings have a decidedly historical bent, reflecting personages from every field of human endeavor.


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