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1915 E145 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb SGC NM/MT 88

Starting Bid - $5,000.00, Sold For - $19,975.00

Graded NM/MT 88 by SGC. Extraordinary super high-grade factory-set-fresh example of what many consider to be the most classic of all Ty Cobb cards. This is an incredible high-grade gem, and without question one of the finest examples in existence. Only three examples have ever been graded at this level by SGC, and only one example has ever been graded higher in the history of SGC (one example has been graded NM/MT+ 92). The 1915 Cracker Jack is universally recognized to be one of Ty Cobb’s most striking and popular cards. It is one of the most famous cards in all of vintage-card collecting. The "Georgia Peach" is one of the big three key cards in the set, along with Jackson and Wagner. The offered card is absolutely pristine, crisp, and perfectly fresh, with flawless registration, four sharp corners, no stains, and centered slightly to the top right border (in part due to a very slight picture tilt). The red color of the background is particularly deep and bold. The reverse is perfectly clean with bold black text. This card was obviously once from an original "factory set" obtained by mail directly from the company. If not for the centering and a single tiny background blemish, we believe this card would approach Mint territory. Any short list of card collecting's greatest and most recognizable icons would include Ty Cobb's Cracker Jack card. This is one of the finest examples in existence of one of card collecting's undisputed classics. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grade is $25,000. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000+.

SOLD FOR $19,975.00

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