Lot # 14: 1909 T206 Cy Young Portrait “Old Mill” (PSA NM 7) – “1 of 1”; HIGHEST PSA Graded Old Mill Young Portrait

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Rarities Auction 2020",
which ran from 5/6/2020 12:00 PM to
5/30/2020 7:00 PM

(LOT 14)
1909 T206 Cy Young Portrait "Old Mill" (PSA NM 7) – "1 of 1"; HIGHEST PSA Graded Old Mill Young Portrait

RARE CY!!! This extraordinary PSA NM 7 Cy Young Cleveland Portrait T206 just happens to include the scarce Old Mill Cigarette advertisement, one of only eleven Old Mill examples on the PSA "Pop" Chart. Even more impressive and synonymous with Young's arguable status as the finest pitcher who ever toed a pitching rubber is its lofty "Pop 1" Near Mint/7 assessment that places it as the SOLE and HIGHEST GRADED Cy Young Portrait Old Mill extant! The term "iconic" is rightfully reserved for only a handful of baseball's illustrious list of over 250 Hall of Famers. Players in this class have achieved stratospheric accomplishments that not only surpass statistical expectations, but provide an unparalleled path of excellence for thousands who follow in their glorious footsteps.

Cy Young, the legendary author of baseball's unbreakable record of 511 lifetime victories, certainly falls in this immortal class to the extent that baseball's annual award for pitching excellence will forever carry his hallowed name. This majestic offering provides the collector with brilliant eye appeal via its imposing Carl Horner portrait image that is ably assisted by a sparkling green hued background. Right-angled corners, bright clean surfaces and snow-white borders all contribute to the pinnacle grade with the Young image only reflecting a modest favoritism towards the left edge. It should also be noted that the flipside's obscure Old Mill ad back is extremely bold, portraying a significant partiality towards the right edge. One of the most sensational T206 Cy Young Portrait subjects on the planet, its "1 of 1" highest graded population status stands as the perfect testament for this remarkable "king of the hill" twirler whose 511 victories will forever reside as our National Pastime's most unbreakable record!

MIN BID $5,000

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