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Lot # 304 (of 1641)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911-1914 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $11,258

Graded VG 40 by SGC. Extremely attractive mid-grade example of Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, the key card from the extremely rare 25-card D304 Brunners Butter Krust brand bread (General Baking Co.) series. This is one of Ty Cobb's rarest and most striking cards, and is universally recognized, with good reason, as one of the great classics of all vintage cards. Issued by a bakery in the Buffalo, New York, area, D304s are known with five different back styles (Brunners, Butter Krust, General Baking Co., Weber Bakery, and Martens Bakery). Similar in design to tobacco and candy cards of the era, Brunners measure slightly larger than T206s, at 1.75 x 2.5 inches, and are actually considerably rarer than most 1910-era “E” and “T” card issues. The fronts feature very attractive full-color illustrations, each of which is unique to this issue. This is a very sharp-looking card in all respects with extraordinary eye-appeal, perfectly centered, with brilliant colors, flawless registration, and four square corners with only the slightest hint of wear (predominately the upper left). The back of the card features advertising for Butter Krust brand bread, which is boldly printed in green. A very light corner crease in the upper left is responsible for this card not receiving a higher grade. This is an outstanding, technically mid-grade example of one of Ty Cobb’s and all of card collecting's rarest, most majestic, and revered prewar cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++.
SOLD FOR $11,258

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