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Lot # 1737 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1908 A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,233

1908 A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcards (Series 2) Ty Cobb: Very attractive example of Ty Cobb's second year card, from the extremely rare A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers postcard set issued in 1908. This card is one of the highlights from a small original "childhood" collection consigned to this auction by the family of the original owner. Dietsche's 1908 postcard series was produced with the same images from their 1907 series and in addition to the "1908" copyright date on the reverse, are easily distinguished by the inclusion of the player's name on the front in white or black lettering. The 1908 Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcard series is considerably rarer than the far more well known 1907 Dietsche Tigers set. Even samples from the 1908 issue are rarely seen. This is the first example of Ty Cobb from the 1908 set that we can recall offering. Never mailed. No writing on postcard reverse. Minor corner and edge wear. There is a tiny crease in the middle of the left edge. This is a very attractive example of one of Cobb's rarest and earliest cards. In Very Good condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,233

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