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Lot # 1281 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 T3 Turkey Red #42 Cy Young SGC EX/NM 80 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $9,000

Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC (submitted by REA). One of only two examples graded at this level with none higher by SGC! Presented is an exceptional high-grade example of legendary Hall of Famer Cy Young. The offered card is one of the highlights of a completely untouched collection of tobacco cards consigned to this auction. This example is crisp and clean, front and back, with bright, bold colors, four square corners, and a checklist-style reverse. Collectors don't always understand exactly how tough the grading companies are in their evaluations of these large-format full-color cabinet cards. T3s are big cards, and there is a lot of surface area to look at, both front and back, to find minute flaws. A grade of EX/NM 80 by SGC might not be that big a deal for a T206 or a 1933 Goudey, but it is an extremely high grade for a T3. (Only six cards, of any player, have ever graded higher than EX/NM out of 2,490 cards evaluated by SGC to date!) Turkey Red cabinets are universally recognized as among the most beautiful baseball-card issues ever produced. This card would make a significant addition to any high-grade Turkey Red, Hall of Fame, or Cy Young card collection.  Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++. SOLD FOR $9,000

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