1911-1914 D304 Brunners Bread Cy Young

Sold For: $3,555

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 303

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded VG 40 by SGC. Crisp, clean, very attractive example of this classic bakery card of Hall of Famer Cy Young. This is one of Cy Young's most interesting and distinctive cards. Similar in design to tobacco and candy cards of the era, Brunners measure slightly larger than T206s, at 1.75 x 2.5 inches, and are considerably rarer than most 1910 era “E” and “T” card issues. The fronts feature very attractive full-color illustrations, each of which is unique to this issue. Very clean, both front and back, with four square corners, a tiny surface wrinkle to the right of Young's head (barely noticeable unless held at the right angle in extreme light), and a corner crease in the extreme lower right. Young’s image contrasts sharply against the bright yellow and green background. Very conservatively graded, we grade this card higher than SGC. It certainly has a much stronger appearance than the SGC grade! This is a beautiful card in an extremely desirable condition (at first glance this card appears EX-MT), and shares almost all important elements in common with examples of a much higher technical grade. The back of the card features advertising for Brunners Butter Krust brand bread. This is a stunningly attractive technically mid-grade example of one of Cy Young's rarest and most noteworthy cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.
SOLD FOR $3,555

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