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1914 E145 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb
Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $9,000
Graded VG+ 45 by SGC. Extremely attractive mid-grade example of #30 Ty Cobb from the classic 1914 Cracker Jack series. This card is universally recognized as one of card collecting's great classics, and one of Ty Cobb's most desirable and striking cards. 1914 Cracker Jacks are naturally much more difficult to find in high grade than their 1915 counterparts because the 1914 #144 series cards were only issued in boxes of Cracker Jack, while the 1915 set could be obtained as a factory set directly from the company by mail. Cobb is featured on this card in a batting pose set against a deep red background. Bright and crisp, both front and back, with a hint of very light honest caramel staining, which is to be expected with 1914 #144 Series Cracker Jack. 1914 Cracker Jacks, of course, are almost always found with serious caramel staining, but this example has far less than commonly found with cards from this series. It has outstanding color, a bold red background, and even wear to the four corners. Near-perfect centering. This is a very rarely offered and ideal example of the most important of all Cracker Jack or Ty Cobb cards, and one that would be a significant highlight in any collection of 1914 Cracker Jack, Ty Cobb, or classic vintage baseball cards. SOLD FOR $9,000
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