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Presented is a Cy Young signature on a post card, accompanied by a black and white photograph of the Hall of Fame pitcher.  A legendary right-handed pitcher, Young entered the Majors in 1890 with the National League's Cleveland Spiders and pitched for them until 1898. He was then transferred to the St. Louis Cardinals franchise. In 1901, Young jumped to the American League and played for the Boston Red Sox franchise until 1908, helping them win the 1903 World Series. He finished his career with the Cleveland Naps and Boston Rustlers, retiring in 1911.Young was one of the hardest-throwing pitchers in the game early in his career. After his speed diminished, he relied more on his control and remained effective into his forties. By the time Young retired, he had established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for over a century. He holds MLB records for the most career wins, with 511, along with most career innings pitched, games started, and complete games. He led his league in wins during five seasons and pitched three no-hitters, including a perfect game.  Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. In 1956, one year after his death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the best pitcher in Major League Baseball for each season.

Young has signed “Cy Young” in black ink across the center of the post card, which has a pre-printed address across the top in black.  The reverse side has a black cancellation stamp from “Newcomerstown, Ohio Apr 8 1949 1:30 PM” over a green George Washington 1-cent stamp, and a handwritten address, in blue ink, “Skippy Campbell, 390 Waltham Street, West Newton, Mass.”  The black and white photograph depicts Young pitching in a Boston uniform, and is captioned on the back “Hand-Printed Photograph Young, Cy, Boston Americans, Throwing On Field, 1908”.  This item comes with a full LOA from PSA/DNA (S07435).  

1949 Cy Young Signed Government Post Card With Photo (PSA/DNA)
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,680.00
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
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