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1929 Rogers Peet #34 Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,659

Graded NM/MT 88 by SGC. Extremely high-grade example of this classic Ty Cobb card. Cobb retired from baseball in 1928, but his legend was still very much on the minds of fans in the years following, and Rogers Peet (like Goudeys, U.S. Caramels, and Sport Kings) saw fit to include Cobb in its set to boost sales. It may even be the case that the company was not aware that Cobb was retiring after the 1928 season when this set was designed by Rogers Peet. This is one of the rarest multisport issues of the late 1920s. This series was a promotional vehicle for a chain of boys' clothing stores in the New York and Boston areas. Each boy visiting the store with a parent would receive a set of four cards to be stored in a 14-page album specifically designed for this issue. Eight baseball players are included in the 44-card set and Ty Cobb is one of the key cards. Other sports featured in the set include football, hockey, golf, tennis, swimming, track, and aviation. Presented is an extremely high grade Rogers Peet example of Cobb that is certainly one of his rarest cards. Perfectly clean, front and back, with a flawless image, four razor-sharp corners, snow-white borders, and a flawless reverse. The image on the card is unique to this issue, and is of special note as it features Cobb playing outfield for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics in 1927. Very few cards picture Cobb with the Athletics in his final two seasons (1927 and 1928). We can confirm that the image on the card dates from precisely 1927 based upon the uniform style worn by Cobb. The Rogers Peet set is often identified in guides as dating from the 1930s but actually can be dated to 1929, as the promotion ended late in that year. This is an outstanding ultra high-grade example of one of Cobb’s few cards featuring him at the end of his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. Accompanied by the original glassine envelope in which the card was issued. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.
SOLD FOR $1,659

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