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    1911 T205 Gold Border Cy Young PSA NM+ 7.5 Denton "Cy" Young, the pitcher who won the most games in baseball history, appears on this very rare, T205 card. Young won an all-time Major League record 511 games. He threw 22 seasons and holds all-time Major League records for games started (816), complete games (749), and innings pitched (7,356.0).

    Young started big league career with Cleveland of the National League in 1890. After nine years, he played two seasons for the St. Louis, then jumped to the Boston Americans of the new American League in 1901. After eight seasons with Boston, he finished his career with the Cleveland Naps of the American League and then the Boston Rustlers of the National League. Young pitched in the first modern World Series, helping Boston defeat Pittsburgh in 1903. Young's long career connected vintage baseball to the modern game. When he began, pitchers threw underhanded, and he didn't pitch from the current 60'6" until his fourth season and didn't even wear a glove until his eighth. Young led his league in wins five times. He threw three no-hitters, one the first perfect game in the modern era, on May 5, 1904. In 1956, a year after Young's death, the Cy Young Award - for the best pitcher in the Majors - was established in his memory. In 1967, the Award was expanded to the top pitcher in each league.

    The T205 card set is a treasured classic known as the "Gold Border" set, and the cards feature colorful player illustrations. The gold metallic frame is as smooth as glass. The colors of his aged portrait, Cy did retire in 1911 is almost beyond compare. Graded PSA NM+ 7.5. This is the love example to earn a NM+ label with four somehow rated higher. Over time, this valuable card of baseball's most winning pitcher, a part of the highly-sought T205 vintage set, can only grow in value. Heritage Auctions, February, 2018, the finest example know was auctioned for $96,000.00


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