In 1910 Cy Young won his 500th game as a major leaguer and etched his name into the history books forever. Even in an era where mementos of baseball were tossed and nobody thought to save anything, this was a big deal and the ball was kept and preserved. The offered photograph shows a pitching hand grip (may or may not be Young's hand) showing off the ball. The same ball is on display at the Hall of Fame and looks very similar today as it did when this photo was taken. While the image absolutely captures the correct ball, it is hard to pinpoint a date of when the image was snapped as it is heavily silvered (aged) but there are no stamps on the back. This is a work of baseball art that presents beautifully in great condition. One of the first images that captures a piece of baseball history as the focal point of the photograph.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 10/10