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    Circa 1920 Ross Youngs Signed Album Page, PSA/DNA Authentic. Born in Shiner, Texas, Youngs was just seventeen years old when he made his professional debut with the Austin Senators of the Texas League in 1914, ultimately working his way into the Majors with a late-season start for the 1917 New York Giants. He would call the Polo Grounds home for the entirety of his Major League career, one tragically cut short by a diagnosis of a serious kidney disorder known today as Bright's Disease. Just over a year past his final appearance in a two to nothing victory over the Chicago Cubs, Youngs succumbed to his illness at age thirty.

    Coming just two years after the loss of fellow New York legend Christy Mathewson, Youngs' death hit the Giants faithful hard, and a plaque was quickly commissioned and hung in the Polo Grounds outfield in memoriam. And while Matty's early death has left the modern hobby with a woefully insufficient supply of autographs, most collectors have lost hope and removed Youngs from their wish lists entirely, understanding that only a tiny handful of genuine exemplars exist.

    Here we encounter a gorgeous specimen thereof, applied with 9/10 boldness to a pink autograph album page (4.5x6"). The signature of Cincinnati Reds manager Pat Moran appears on verso, but does not affect Youngs' signature in any way. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Authentic.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2020
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 31
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