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Old 04-02-2018, 08:48 AM
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Default Cy Young Auto Help

I've been looking at this Young auto, but I've got considerable suspicions, but wanted the forums advice. I compared it to the exemplars in Ron's book and wasn't able to convince myself 100% one way or another. Was hoping some of you fine members could help. I'm also fairly new here, so apologies if this is in any specific breach of etiquette.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:30 PM
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I'm no Cy Young expert, but those cancelled postcard autos are a big red flag of forgery.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:51 PM
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I'm no Cy Young expert, but those cancelled postcard autos are a big red flag of forgery.
That's not a "cancelled postcard." It's a Baseball Centennial stamp first day cover.
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:06 PM
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If it were me, I would pass on this. The later years Cy Young signatures are easier to forge since he was so old/his writing quite shaky. Also, the ink looks too strong/fresh for my liking.
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I don’t like it. The Ys are too slow and deliberate. And the G doesn’t look anything like the Ys. My view is the G should look more like the Ys.
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:57 PM
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Thank you to everyone that responded. I passed on this offering as too many things seemed off. Points in Y's too sharp, ink seemed a little too fresh. I appreciate hearing my sentiments echoed by fellow forum members.
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:03 PM
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That's not a "cancelled postcard." It's a Baseball Centennial stamp first day cover.
wtvr you call those things, I've seen a bunch of them and every single one of them was a forgery
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I had my doubts on it, and it sold for over 350.....so someone is chasing a to good to be true piece. I generally don't even consider signatures unless its been graded by a reputable grading company....and even then I sometimes have some reservations. But that's a conversation for another time. Anyway thank you again for everyone who chimed in on this topic. I feel better knowing I didn't throw away my money or lost out on a potential great deal.
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wtvr you call those things, I've seen a bunch of them and every single one of them was a forgery
Then you're not very knowledgeable. Signed 1939 baseball centennial first day covers are not uncommon, and are highly desired. Look through some old auction catalogs... Heritage, REA, Golden, etc.
And, really, as you don't know the difference between a postcard and an FDC, here's a genuine piece, just for you.


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Here is a Cy Young PSA authenticated I found in an REA Auction. I'm by no means an expert, but based on these comps I would say the auto in question is no good.
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