Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXVI
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/11/2011
The on-going focus relating to obscure T206 advertisement backs continues to forge ahead with tobacco enthusiasts continuing their excruciating search of obtaining any possible eclectic ad specimens. An additional collecting angle includes identifying such specimens affixed to a prominent Hall of Famer, which is why this seldom surfacing Cy Young “Cleveland Glove Shows” PSA 3 Tolstoi offering may be the card for you. With only 15 other Cy Young Tolstois listed on PSA’s illustrious “pop” chart, this “1 of 2” beauty has only been bested by 7 examples. The scarcity factor for ANY Tolstoi subject cannot be understated. Currently, PSA has listed over 71,000 T206s with identified ad backs (63,000+ are listed as unknown backs), of which only 0.9% carry the tough Tolstoi Cigarettes advertisement! That considered, why not add a Tolstoi T206 to your collection carrying the immortal image of the iconic Cy Young? No one would argue that Young’s 511 lifetime wins just may be baseball’s most unbreakable record, justifying why an award for pitching excellence was named after the burly right-hander. Synonymous with his legendary status is this superb Tolstoi specimen tat portrays his classic Cleveland “glove in the front” pitching pose. Super clean image resolution, clean surfaces and a stellar reverse side “Tolstoi Cigarettes” ad are the major highlights of this treasured keepsake. Only four somewhat rounded corners have contributed to the technical assessment that is rendered far less prevalent than the scant number of available copies circulating within the hobby!
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