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06-10-2008, 04:10 PM
Posted By: <b>J Paul</b><p>I have a trunk with some very old stuff I swore I'd never sell unless I had to...well as some of you know from other posts I've been in a bit of a financial bind for a few years and I'm in the process of taking a good inventory and seeing exactly what I have. This trunk has been kept in the deep dark recesses of my closet lots of stuff piled on top so I am not tempted to get into it very often. A lot of stuff is very old so best left in the dark anyway.<br /><br />When Lefty O'Doul died his estate was largely sold off and lots of stuff ended up in collector hands. I was lucky enough to grab some incredible stuff, some of which is gone but a lot of which I still have. I came across this photo which was in the stuff I bought...I believe it's Mathewson but not 100% sure. Anyone have some cards or photos of Matty?<br /><br />The weird thing is it looks like a left handed batter in follow though and baseball-referencel.com says Matty batted right. I don't think it's O'Doul.<br /><br />The picture is slashed in half but if it is Matty it would probably be worth matting and framing.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.sonic.net/~moosedog/images/christy.jpg">

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06-10-2008, 04:51 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>It's not Christy Mathewson.

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06-11-2008, 03:00 PM
Posted By: <b>J Paul</b><p>Another member emailed me privately and identified the player as Buzz Arlett, minor league home run king.<br /><br />Many thanks!