New Addition: 1909-1911 T206 Cy Young

Been kind of slow here at Cardboard Icons.  I have so many ideas and thoughts, yet so little time to express them or execute them.  But that’s not t0o say that I have not been busy on the card scene.

I’ve been actively trading on the Topps Diamond Giveaway Site, and of course eBay.  I have to say, collecting is pretty easy (and fun) when all you have to do is click a few buttons to buy, sell and trade.

Over the last two months I have added about 400 rookie cards to my collection, all of which I plan to showcase here at some point.  But one card I do want to show off is my latest vintage (un-official) rookie card: 1909-1911 T206 Cy Young.

T-206 cards are not considered rookies, partly because they were released over a three year span, but for purposes of my collection, these decade-old tobacco cards serve as “rookies.”

This Cy Young is probably the nicest “poor” grade authentic and unaltered t206 card I’ve seen, let alone purchased.  I own a Ty Cobb from the same set, also graded a 1,  and they are light years away in terms of actual condition.

I’d been seeking a good-looking, decently priced Cy Young for years.  When the opportunity came to own this one for less than the price of others I had been watching, I knew I had to snatch it up.  It’ll look great next to my other original T206s: Christy Mathewson, Nap Lajoie, and of course Ty Cobb.

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