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1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb - PSA EX-MT 6

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $6,463

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Classic Ty Cobb card from the T205 Gold Border set, one of the most popular of all 1910-era tobacco issues, in exceptionally high grade for this issue. This is a stunning high-grade example of one of card collecting's most classic cards, from what is perhaps card collecting's single most condition-sensitive issue. The card displays the slightest hint of white at the tips of the corners and a small sliver of a gold border surface chip in the center of the bottom edge. This card has bold, striking colors, and is centered slightly to the top. The Piedmont advertising on back is centered to the top right. Excellent to Mint is a tremendous grade for T205 Gold Borders. Remember, there is only one Cobb in the T205 set (as opposed to four poses in the T206 set), and a grade of Ex-Mt in T205 is statistically far more significant in the extremely condition-sensitive T205 set than in T206, even without reference to the fact that T205s are much rarer than T206s. Prices of all high-grade T205s are just beginning to reflect the condition-sensitivity of the set, with the market now literally valuing T205s on a different scale than tobacco cards from other sets. As of this writing, only thirty-two T205 Cobbs have been graded Ex-Mt or better by PSA (three PSA 8, seven PSA 7, and twenty-two PSA 6). At the same time, 313 T206 White Border Cobbs grading Ex-Mt or better have been graded by PSA (three 9s, three 8.5s, fifty-three 8s, one 7.5, 106 NM 7s, three 6.5s, and 144 EX-MT 6s). Numbers don't lie. This card is a serious condition rarity. SMR value is $6,500. This is an exceptionally outstanding high-grade example of Ty Cobb, the key card in the T205 Gold Border set. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $6,463

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