Lot # 9: 1909 T206 Hugh Duffy “Piedmont 350-460 Subjects/Factory 25” (PSA NM/MT+ 8.5) - HIGHEST GRADED Example for ALL Ad Backs!”

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Classic 2019",
which ran from 12/19/2019 12:00 PM to
1/11/2020 7:00 PM

(LOT 9)
1909 T206 Hugh Duffy "Piedmont 350-460 Subjects/Factory 25" (PSA NM/MT+ 8.5) - HIGHEST GRADED Example for ALL Ad Backs!"

STANDS ALONE!!! This breathtaking PSA NM/MT+ 8.5 T206 representation of immortal Hall of Famer Hugh Duffy stands at the top of the illustrious PSA "Pop" Chart as the finest of its kind of ALL Ad Backs! Indeed, none of the 600+ PSA encapsulated T206 Duffy specimens have managed to surpass this stratospheric NM/MT+ 8.5 assessment. Iconic Cooperstown inductee Hugh Duffy will always be best remembered for his 1894 record setting season when he posted a miraculous .438 batting average, the highest single season average in Major League history. He also happened to win baseball's first Triple Crown that same season, with his 18 home runs and 145 R.B.I.'s pacing the league.

This record setting season laid the groundwork for his cardboard immortality with collectors actively seeking both his 19th and 20th century cards. Unfortunately for card enthusiasts, there are only a handful of 20th century Hugh Duffy cardboard remnants issued, justifying why his T206 subject is highly sought after in ANY grade, let alone a premier level specimen as the one and only PSA 8.5 NM/MT+ example. Duffy's classic batting pose image exhibits the finest possible blue, gray and white hues, as the renowned Hall of Famer prepares to stroke another one of his legendary safeties.

You can almost feel the intensity of Duffy's ominous expression, with the sweet swinging star set against a flawless bright yellow, orange and green tinted background. Other "pack-fresh" attributes include bright white borders, precision cut corners, fine centering (slightly favoring the upper right edges), sparkling surfaces, and an outstanding bold blue Piedmont 350-460 Subjects verso. Synonymous with Duffy's uncanny batting prowess, this extraordinary preserved masterpiece proudly stands tall as the pinnacle T206 Duffy on the planet, meriting the highest hobby accolades! Stands alone as the one and only PSA 8.5 NM/MT+ example in the hobby!!!

MIN BID $2,500

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