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    1910-12 T215 Red Cross (Type 1) Cy Young PSA NM-MT 8 - The Best of Two Graded by PSA & SGC Combined! There is a superlative which seems suitably appropriate for a card such as this - "Next to Impossible!" Yes, the image is the classic "Bat Off Shoulder" found in other tobacco card promotions of the same era, but this is no typical tobacco twin. Lines like "Pop One-of-Two" or "Highest Grade Known" are typically reserved for the lofty Mint 9 or Gem MT 10 cards, but both terms are fitting here as well. As a matter of fact, Heritage has had the opportunity to offer less than ten card from the Red Cross Type 1 series. Issued at the end of his illustrious career when Cy achieved what was arguably the one baseball record that will never be broken - his 511 career victories.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. A monumental grade considering PSA has graded less than forty Type 1 Red Cross cards, two of which feature the "Canton Cyclone." Young, with his glove showing stands before the serene background so familiar to T206 collectors. The back displays the rarely seen "Red Cross Tobacco" "BASE BALL SERIES" advertising. The central portrait is a sliver away from centering perfection. The Red Cross name makes even the most complete collector pause for a moment. SGC had yet to grade a single example of Young.


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    December, 2019
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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