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Lot # 253 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 Ty Cobb - Red Background - PSA NM-MT 8

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $18,800

Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Of the 1,234 examples of this classic graded by PSA to date, only one has ever been graded higher! Magnificent ultra high-grade example of what is universally recognized as one of Ty Cobb's most famous and striking cards! The Red Background pose has always been considered one of the great classics of the T206 set, and of all vintage cards. The offered example is stunning. It has a particularly striking portrait, and brilliant colors with a strong red background. Extremely crisp and clean, both front and back, centered very slightly toward the left border (approximately 45/55), with four sharp corners displaying just the slightest hint of wear under magnification (predominately the lower right corner). Boldly printed Sweet Caporal advertising on reverse. This is an extremely attractive ultra high-grade example of one of the key cards from the premier tobacco issue of the 1910 era, and one of the key Ty Cobb cards from any era. This T206 Cobb red background portrait would be a significant highlight in any world-class T206, Hall of Famer, or Ty Cobb card collection. SMR value is $16,500. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $18,800

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