1955 Cy Young Signed Government Postcard

Sold For: $1,659

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 863

Item Year: 1955

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Government postcard signed on the reverse in blue ink (grading "9/10') by Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young. Postmarked February 8, 1955, from Peoli, Ohio, where Young lived for much of his adult life. This was probably one of the last autograph requests honored by Young, as he passed away just nine months later, at the age of eighty-eight. The card (5.5 x 3.25 inches) displays a light corner crease in the lower left; otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,659

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