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Lot # 220 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 M116 Sporting Life Blue Background Ty Cobb PSA NM 7

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $5,510.00

Graded NM 7 by PSA. High-grade example of Ty Cobb from the prized "Blue Background" series features a classic portrait image. The "Blue Background" series is by far the most desirable series of the 1911 M116 Sporting Life set. These cards have always been especially appreciated by collectors for their scarcity and distinctive style, as well as for the unparalleled concentration of quality players in the series. Ty Cobb, of course, is the key card of the series. The corners are square with just slight hints of wear. The reverse is flawless. The centering is ever so slightly high towards the top border. Bright and clean both front and back. The distinctive blue background of this M116 Sporting Life card of Ty Cobb instantly defines it as the key to the rare 24-card "Blue Background" subset series of the Sporting Life set. This is the only NM 7 graded by PSA to date, with only two 8s and one 9 in the population report. SMR value for the assigned grade is $3,850. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $5,510.00

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