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    1910 E98 "Set of 30" Cy Young (Irv Young-Green) PSA Gem Mint 10--Population One! It's been almost a decade since Heritage rocked the vintage trading card market with an extraordinary discovery of untouched cards from this ancient candy issue, hundreds of high-grade beauties that turned the PSA population upside down. Still, even after "The Black Swamp Find" of E98's had doubled the standing census of about 600 examples at the time of the discovery, only ten entries from the entire set have been assessed at PSA's highest grading level as of today.

    We're pleased to present one of those perfect cards here, a miracle of ancient cardboard that was not a part of that long-lost find but rather managed to maintain its snow-white virginity through some other blessing of extraordinary good fortune. It is the only example of this particular entry from the issue to earn a Gem Mint 10 assessment.

    The only problem here, if you can call it that, comes in the form of an embarrassing slip-up by the issue's editing crew. While the image is that of a rather middling southpaw named "Irv Young," a member of the 1910 Chicago White Sox, the text at the bottom identifies him as the sport's most prolific winner, right-handed Hall of Famer "Cy Young" of the Cleveland Naps. The PSA label makes note of this error.

    The singular status of this Gem Mint 10 masterpiece is certain to inspire a fierce bidding war among those vying for the top spot of the PSA Set Registry, a field of battle made particularly competitive by that Black Swamp Find nearly a decade ago. Of the thirty-four examples of the Green Background Irv/Cy Young card in the PSA population, only a single Mint 9 and two NM-MT+ 8.5's linger nearby.


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    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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