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Lot # 240 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

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

Starting Bid - $5,000.00, Sold For - $26,662.50

Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Of the 1,416 examples of this classic graded by PSA to date, only two have ever been graded higher! Extremely highly-graded PSA 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 a stunning card with a particularly striking portrait, near-perfect registration, and brilliant colors with a strong red background. Extremely crisp and clean, both front and back, centered towards the top border (approximately 70/30), with four sharp corners. Boldly printed Sweet Caporal advertising on the reverse along with a small, undistracting hint of a tobacco stain visible on the bottom edge (of no consequence) mentioned only for the sake of accuracy. This is an extremely attractive ultra high-grade PSA 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 $17,000. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+.
SOLD FOR $26,662.50

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