Mathews is regarded as one of the best third basemen ever to play the game. He was an All-Star for 9 seasons. He won the National League home run title in 1953 and 1959 and was the NL Most Valuable Player runner-up both of those seasons. He hit 512 home runs during his major league career and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978.
This Rawlings official National League baseball was signed in blue ballpoint pen by Matthews and includes a Great Moments COA.