Christy Mathewson

  • Card series: Pilgrims
  • City: New York
  • Team: Giants
  • League: National League
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Christopher Mathewson (1880-1925) was the consummate right hander of the early 20th Century. His “fadeaway” pitch baffled NL hitters from 1900-16. Mathewson won 22+ 12 straight years, 30+ 4x, and holds the modern NL record with his 37 wins in 1908. He hurled 3 shut-outs in 6 days to gain his sole world championship in 1905.

  • One of the “first five” into Cooperstown
  • Accomplished all this while honoring his Christian faith by not pitching on Sundays
  • This Pilgrims card duplicates and preserves the uncorrected spelling error on Mathewson’s original T201 Mecca card
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 1936

Auction History


T201 Mecca Canvas: Christy Matthewson (sic)