Lot # 85: 1909 T206 Cy Young Portrait “Piedmont 350 Subjects/Factory 25” (PSA NM/MT 8) - “1 of 4 Piedmont Examples; Only 1 Piedmont Example Graded Higher!”

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

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Item was in Auction "Sizzling Summer Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/24/2019 11:00 AM to
8/10/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 85)
1909 T206 Cy Young Portrait "Piedmont 350 Subjects/Factory 25" (PSA NM/MT 8) - "1 of 4 Piedmont Examples; Only 1 Piedmont Example Graded Higher!"

Along with the T206 Ty Cobbs, among the most coveted of all the ATC subjects is the highly prestigious Cy Young "portrait" specimen that is presented here in an absolutely breathtaking PSA NM/MT 8 holder. PSA's illustrious population report currently reveals only three other "Piedmont" specimens at this imposing plateau with a SOLE Piedmont copy graded higher! Furthermore, of the total 900+ encapsulated T206 Cy Young portraits for ALL ad backs, only a meager 2 specimens surpass this miraculous keepsake. Indeed, a revered high-grade Cy Young portrait T206 is one of the most exalted cards in the hobby, carrying a prestige and value so few cardboard keepsakes could ever hope to attain.

Cy Young is the legendary author of arguably baseball's most unbreakable record of 511 lifetime victories, justifying why baseball chose his name to represent the annual pitching excellence award. His "Cy" nickname was achieved early in his career when one of his fastball blew past a catcher and shattered a nearby fence, prompting a newspaper reporter to compare Young's fastball to a destructive "Cyclone"! Obviously, the nickname stuck, with Young referred to as "Cy" the remainder of his incomparable career.

Synonymous with Young's unparalleled achievements is this iconic offering that includes Carl Horner's timeless portrait image. Among the seemingly infinite number of world-class attributes are near-perfect centering, brilliant facial tints, bright white borders, a bold green background and brilliant surfaces. The corners have retained virtually all of their original right-angle formations and the surfaces reveal no glaring blemishes. The final exclamation point is the bold blue Piedmont 350 Subjects verso, with this most magnificent Cy Young heirloom destined for a final resting place in one of the hobby's most sophisticated T206 compilations!

MIN BID $7,500

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