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    1909-11 T206 Piedmont Cy Young, Bare Hand Shows GAI NM-MT+ 8.5. There's surely no need to go on and on about how unlikely it is for a baseball card to survive nine decades of life without seeming to age so much as a day, but our offering proves that such miracles do occasionally come true. The header of the GAI slab notes that this is the "1st Graded," and we have confirmation from Global that none have ever been graded higher since. We can safely assume that this is unlikely to happen in the future either, as you just don't find corners so sharp, edges so smooth, surfaces so clean on these early tobacco cards. In fact it's a distinct possibility that this card could have graded even higher if not for a single stray pinpoint of green printer's ink that found its way into the yellow background of sky. The condition in regard to wear/aging is so remarkably strong that even a lofty NM-MT+ seems a bit stingy. An exceptional card, to put it mildly.


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    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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