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Lot # 353 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinet Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $4,000, Sold For - $14,100

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Very attractive example of one of Ty Cobb's rarest and most stunning cards, and one of the key Hall of Famers in the six-card 1911 M110 Sporting Life cabinet-card set. This auction includes the complete M110 set, assembled and presented by the same consignor, with each card offered individually. This magnificent example features a beautiful full-color pastel artwork of Ty Cobb in a classic batting stance on the front and an advertisement for Sporting Life on the reverse. The M110 set is similar in design to, but far rarer than, the contemporary T3 Turkey Red cabinets. In fact, while hundreds of T3 Cobbs exist (and that card is universally recognized as one of the great classic Cobb cards), probably fewer than twenty M110 Cobbs are known. Its extreme rarity, and that of the entire M110 set, gives this interesting card great value compared to other Cobb cards of the era. The beauty of this card combined with its incredible rarity explain why the M110 Cobb is considered one of the all-time great classic cards of the entire era. Technically graded GOOD condition by SGC, but clearly with a stronger appearance (we grade this card slightly higher), with a very clean both front and back, even wear on the corners (a little more on the lower right), and a few insignificant light creases including several in the lower right. The back of the card features a boldly printed advertisement for Sporting Life. This is a very attractive example of one of the rarest and most beautiful of all Ty Cobb cards. Dimensions: 5-5/8 x 7-1/2 inches. Reserve $4,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $14,100

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