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Christy Mathewson “Score A Hit” Postcard Ad

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Such an innocent looking thing, this tri-fold postcard. But it divulges so many of our frailties. This is a rather transparent endorsement for International Correspondence Schools. The fine print on the back declares that I.C.S. has been providing services “for 31 years”, yet we think the institution was founded sometime about the turn of the century. In turn, the cover bears portraits, and quoted endorsements, from Christy Mathewson and Hughey [sic] Jennings. Problem is, Mathewson died in 1925 and Jennings not long after. Most impressive, however, is another ballplayer endorsement on the inside – We learn that the ‘renowned’ Oscar L. Fuhr “Pitcher St. Louis Browns Studies in Spare Time.” Oscar never did pitch for the Browns, but he was a wiser man in pursuing the fruits of I.C.S. as he finished a rather marginal three-year career with a 3-12 record. Isn’t America great! This is a delightful little peek into dubious advertising endorsements of the past. It has a small tear in the lower left border and technically grades VG/EX, but projects much stronger with admirable images of the two Hall of Famers.

1925  Christy Mathewson,Louis Browns

Auction End: 24-Jul-04  Post Views: 1613

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