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1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $4,406.25

Graded VG 40 by SGC. Very attractive T3 of Ty Cobb, the key card of the 1911 Turkey Red Tobacco cabinet card series. Turkey Reds are universally recognized as one of the most beautiful and well-made tobacco sets ever issued. Cobb is not just the most valuable card in the set, it also one of the best known and popular of all Ty Cobb cards. This example is bright and clean, both front and back, with bold colors, perfect centering, and no major creases affecting the image area (a few light creases in the upper left corner). There are a few insignificant light stains in the lower left corner (border area only) and near the bottom edge on the reverse. Technically in Very Good to Vg-Ex condition, this is a conservatively graded card which, aside from the noted flaws, displays as Excellent condition, and provides collectors a rare, relatively affordable alternative to a far more expensive high-grade example without compromising on all of the most important display qualities of the card. Sharp corners and perfect borders are great, but they are rarely found on T3s and they're not worth an extra $50,000 to everyone. This is a very impressive looking, technically medium-grade example of one of card collecting's most classic cards, in an extremely desirable grade. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,406.25

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