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Lot # 489 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1933 R338 Sport Kings #1 Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,175

Graded EX+ 5.5 by GAI. A very attractive high-grade example of one of Ty Cobb's most striking and sought-after cards, from one of the most popular sets of the 1930s. Bright and clean, both front and back, with a flawless yellow background framing a crisp, perfectly registered image of Cobb. The card has light, even corner wear, no creases, and is centered slightly to the right, approximately 60/40 left to right. The Sport Kings is one of Cobb’s most popular and majestic cards. Being the number-one card in the set, this card naturally gravitated to the top of the stack, usually exposing it to extra wear and handling, and thus making high-grade examples even more difficult to find than most other Sport Kings and other Cobb cards. This is a very attractive example of this classic Cobb card, with exceptional eye appeal. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,175

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