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1909-1911 T206 Shag Shaughnessy - Southern Leaguer - PSA EX-MT 6

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,998

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Southern Leaguer. To date, of the 139 T206 examples of Shag Shaughnessy (New Orleans) graded by PSA, only nine are graded higher. Shaughnessy has always been an extremely popular T206 and among the scarcest of the Southern Leaguers. Frank "Shag" Shaughnessy made it to the majors for just a few games in 1905 with Washington, and 1908 with the Athletics, but went on to have a great significance to the game off the field. In 1933, as General Manager of the International League's Montreal Royals, Shaughnessy introduced for the first time the concept of a play-off system to create more interest in postseason play. Known as "The Shaughnessy Plan," this format has had a tremendous impact on minor and Major League baseball. Shaugnessy went on to serve as President of the International League for twenty-five years (1936-1960). The card has extremely bold colors, four square corners with a little wear, and is centered slightly toward the top border. Bright and clean, both front and back. Piedmont advertising on reverse. This is a very strong condition example of a T206 card that, perhaps because it is a scarce Southern Leaguer, happens to be particularly difficult to find in high grade. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

SOLD FOR $1,998

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