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Lot # 160 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,666.25

Graded FAIR 20 by SGC. Very attractive low-grade T3 of Ty Cobb, the key card of the 1911 Turkey Red Tobacco cabinet-card series. Turkey Reds are considered by many to be the most beautiful and well made tobacco set ever issued. Cobb is not just the most valuable card in the set, it also one of the most well known and popular of all Ty Cobb cards. This example is bright and crisp, both front and back, with bold colors, perfect registration, and no major creases affecting the image area (one light surface wrinkle in the border). The corners show mild, even wear and the fragile borders display minor chipping. Paper loss on the reverse, evidently caused by tape removal, is perfectly positioned along the top border, preserving the text of the checklist back and advertisement, but is responsible for the low grade. Technically in FAIR condition, this card displays as Vg condition, and provides a relatively affordable alternative to a far more expensive high-grade example without compromising on all of the most important display value qualities of the card. This is a very impressive looking, technically low-grade example of one of card collecting's most classic cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,666.25

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