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    Circa 1900 Cy Young Cigar Tin. Fiercely coveted by collectors with a concentration in vintage tobacco tins, this extraordinarily scarce relic carries equal hobby weight among sports collectibles enthusiasts, whose affection for the piece is heightened by the stature of the man it honors. The winningest pitcher in Major League history gazes serenely from each side of this 5.25" high round tin, a glove and crossed bats nestled beneath his portrait and an action scene in the background. Don't be put off by the swastika imagery also found in its design--the piece predates by decades the Nazi party's assumption of the symbol, which has roots dating back 3,000 years. A degree of surface wear is evident throughout, with a few minor dents and dings here and there, but our catalog imagery should properly attest that the overall visuals remain very strong. And considering the rarity, which approaches that of the coveted Ty Cobb tin, one can't afford to quibble.

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