What might be a regular feature at fivecardguys.com moving forward, we like to highlight any vintage cards that are just cool, period…and on sale if you want to add one to your collection.
We’ll also provide some background information on who the player is, some career highlights and anything notable about the card itself.
Today, we look at the pitcher who has an award named after him – Cy Young.
Player: Cy Young
Career: Played for 22 seasons on five different teams from 1890 to 1911, compiling 511 wins over that span – still a Major League record – with a career ERA of 2.63.
Card facts: 1909-11 T206 Cy Young CLEVELAND, PORTRAIT is from the highly regarded T206 set (one of three Young cards). The portrait version is one of the more difficult ones to find in great condition.
On sale: Currently on eBay for $1,891 (PSA Graded VG-EX 4) as of April 7, 2017 with less than three days until the auction ends.