The 1957 Cy Young award that was presented to pitcher Warren Spahn has sold with strong results as part of Hunt Auctions' sale at the All-Star FanFest in New York last night (July 16).
The award sold for an impressive $126,500, just topping its $125,000 high estimate. The Cy Young is awarded to the best pitchers in the sport, one each for the American League and National League.
Spahn played his entire 21-year career in the National League, with much of it spent at the Boston/Milwaukee Braves (now Atlanta). He won 363 games, which is more than any other pitcher who played his entire career in the post-1920 "live-ball era".
Despite this record, the 1957 season was the only one of his illustrious career in which he managed to secure the CY Young trophy, with a 21-11 record, 2.69 ERA and an impressive 18 complete games. He did, however, finish second in the voting on three separate occasions.
The award itself is in excellent condition and has minimal surface wear and just a few scratches. It has been graded EX-MT.
Spahn's Hall of Fame induction ring brought the second highest bids of the sale, selling for $55,000.
Spahn was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973, with the 10k gold ring bearing "Pitcher" impressed on the nameplate and "Warren Spahn" above crossed bats. Included in the sale was a vintage portrait of Spahn receiving the ring.
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