1911 T3 Turkey Red #42 Cy Young PSA EX 5

Sold For: $5,400

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 812

Item Year: 1911

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Graded EX 5 by PSA. Presented is a high-grade example of legendary Hall of Famer Cy Young. This is one of Cy Young's most important and majestic cards. Crisp and clean, both front and back, with bright, bold colors, even wear on the corners, beautifully centered, checklist-style reverse with flawless bold print. There is a light crease up from the bottom edge near the lower left corner. Only five T3 examples of Cy Young have ever been graded higher by PSA (four EX-MT, one NM). Because the grading of T3s by the grading companies is relatively new, few collectors have had the opportunity to see exactly how tough they are in grading these large-format full-color cabinet cards. They are brutal. T3s are big cards. There is a lot of surface area to look at, both front and back, to find minute flaws. A grade of EX 5 by PSA might not be that big a deal for a T206 or a 1933 Goudey, but it is an extremely high grade for a T3. Turkey Red cabinets are universally recognized as among the most beautiful baseball-card issues ever produced. One of the key cards in the T3 set, this card would make a very significant addition to any high-grade Turkey Red, Hall of Fame, or Cy Young card collection. The SMR value for the assigned grade is $5,250. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000+.

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