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    1940's Cy Young Single Signed Baseball. The man whose name is synonymous with pitching excellence ranks right up there with Ruth and Cobb in terms of hobby essentials, but his singles are tougher to find than either of his inaugural Hall of Fame classmates' as Young spent his retirement in much greater seclusion on an Ohio farm. His appearance here, upon the side panel of an early "Official Little League" baseball suggests that Young may have made the five-hour journey from his home to the Williamsport, Pennsylvania birthplace of the Little League to provide a thrill to the next generation of ballplayers.

    You'll find few Young signatures on horsehide as fine as this one, his blue fountain pen ink rating a solid 9/10 on the creamy vanilla sphere. An unknown hand has written the following on the side panel: "Master of Ceremonies Cy Young, Baseball H.O.F., Greatest Pitcher." We interpret the reference to the Hall of Fame to be regarding Young's status, and not as a location, as we are aware of no Cooperstown event in which he served as Master of Ceremonies. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.


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