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    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Cy Young (Hand Shows) PSA NM 7. Cy Young is known for his lamenting about pitcher coddling which were undoubtedly heartfelt, he must have realized on some level that the movement toward decreasing workloads had cemented his legacy. It all but ensured that his career record of 511 Major League victories would endure eternally. Young's career victories record is widely, and properly, considered the most untouchable in American sport as it would require a string of over 25 seasons with 20 victories. But despite the unimpeachable credentials of the advisor, the baseball world would continue to trend in the opposite direction as the decades passed until the rare complete game was seen as a charming old relic amidst a tangle of various starters, middle relief, set-up men and closers.

    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 or two, but our offering proves that such miracles do occasionally occur. We can safely assume that this is not likely to happen very often in the future as you just don't find century-old cards with such high quality corners, edges, surfaces and brilliant hues on these early tobacco cards.

    Graded PSA NM 7. An exceptional card, to put it mildly. Of confirmed cards with a 150 Subjects/Factory 30 combination, this is the highest graded example from a sample of only thirteen. PSA has graded 172 "Hand Shows" cards with a "Sweet Caporal" reverse. Of that population this is one of just two in NM, again, none have graded higher. Regardless, it is one of the top examples known in a PSA holder. Wise collectors say "buy the card, not the holder." Doing so here makes you a wise collector.

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