Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXIV
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/20/2009
No baseball card could ever surpass the brilliant artistic designs and color patterns of the highly sought 1911 Turkey Red cabinets. These oversized premiums were obtained by mailing in coupons from Turkey Red, Old Mill and Fez brand cigarettes, and are considered by most vintage card experts as the most attractive and exquisite cards ever produced in our treasured hobby. With that in mind, presented here is an outstanding SGC 50/4 Turkey Red Cabinet of the immortal Cy Young. Currently, SGC’s census report indicates only 2 others at this desirable tier with a mere 5 graded higher! Any pre-WWI card depicting the incomparable Cy Young has earned the utmost respect of advanced collectors, but his Turkey Red relic just might qualify as his most celebrated issue due to the brilliant aesthetics associated with his classic pitching pose. Cy Young’s staggering 511 wins is a record that will, undoubtedly, stand forever, justifying why the annual award for pitching excellence will eternally carry his hallowed name. Likewise, this esoteric offering will forever stand as Young’s most visually breathtaking cardboard artifact, and this T3 is certainly one of the finest mid-grade specimen’s in circulation. Young’s majestic “follow through” pitching pose is nothing short of spectacular, vividly registered and depicting a magnificent blend of vibrant grey, brown, orange, yellow and green hues that emanate a serene vintage luster. The image’s revered magnificence literally sends its audience through a century of time, placing them at the field as enthralled bystanders watching the incomparable Young toss pitch after pitch by a myriad of overmatched batsmen. Complimenting Young’s unparalleled pose are four virtually flawless borders, fine edging and moderately worn corners with even wear. With a reverse side checklist that is basically intact, only a faint wrinkle along Young’s right black stocking, barely visible to the naked eye, prevents this card from potentially grading higher. Yet, considering it is Cy Young, and that the aforementioned aesthetics are superior to the technical grade, you would be wise to seize this museum quality T3 masterpiece for your collection!
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