Lot # 5: 1909-11 T206 Cy Young (HOF - Portrait) - PSA FR 1.5

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Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2024 Set Builder Auction",
which ran from 6/27/2024 12:00 AM to
7/13/2024 9:00 PM



With respect to the T206 Cy Young Portrait card, we often refer to the observation of a longtime collector friend who described the card as "looking like it belongs above a fireplace mantel, rather than in a card collection."  Such is the aesthetic beauty of the image, picturing the veteran hurler near the end of his career, yet looking youthful and stately in the image, which is derived from a Horner portrait photo from at least six years earlier.  The grade of FR 1.5 assessed by PSA speaks to pronounced corner wear, notably at the bottom right, as well as some overall surface wear and staining consistent with the grade.  One of the key cards to the popular T206 issue.

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