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1912 T227 Honest Long Cut Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $4,993.75

Graded VG 3 by PSA. Exceptionally strong example of the key card of Ty Cobb from the 1912 T227 tobacco series, issued by Miners Extra and Honest Long Cut, far better than usually found for this very condition-sensitive issue. This is an outstanding example of one of Ty Cobb's rarest and most unusual tobacco cards. The T227 Cobb is literally more than one-hundred times rarer than the T205 or T206 tobacco cards of Ty Cobb, but its much greater rarity is far from being fully reflected in its value. This may, in part, be because T227s so rarely survive in technically high grades that they are not a focus of high-grade collectors. It is generally believed that T227s are rarely found in high grade because cards from this set were packaged in tobacco pouches without protection from either tobacco or general handling. T227 “Series of Champions” are unique in design, and have the look of “giant T206s.” There are only twenty-five cards in the set, including four ballplayers. This stunning example of Cobb is perfectly clean both front and back, with striking colors, no stains, centered slightly to the left, and with a couple of light surface wrinkles. The reverse has boldly printed text and advertisement. This is a tremendous example in magnificent condition for this rare, uniquely designed, and in our opinion, extremely overlooked tobacco issue. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $4,993.75

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