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Lot # 230 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1914 B18 Blankets Ty Cobb Red Infield

Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $9,280.00

Incredibly rare and stunning high-grade example of the 1914 B18 "Red Infield" variation of Ty Cobb, Detroit A. L. B18s were issued with Egyptienne Straights Cigarettes. The "Red Infields" are legendary for their extreme rarity. Most collectors have never seen one. Only examples featuring Detroit and Boston players are known to exist, and only a few of each at most. Ty Cobb is the "King" of these great tobacco rarities. Presented is an outstanding example, bright and crisp, with extremely bold colors. As is often the case with B18s, the centering is not perfect, but this is more than made up by the crispness of the image and the overall extraordinary visual appeal of this great rarity. This is the "Honus Wagner" of B18 Blankets, one of fewer than a half-dozen examples known to exist, and one of the best of these few, a centerpiece to any Ty Cobb card collection, type collection, B18 collection, or collection of significant hobby rarities. On the reverse a weak outline of darkening may relate to its original packaging, and is of very little consequence, but must be mentioned for the sake of accuracy. Technically in Excellent condition (due to minor reverse flaw and centering only), otherwise in Near Mint to Mint condition. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$10,000. SOLD FOR $9,280.00

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