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Lot # 1086 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1912 Ty Cobb King of Clubs Sheet Music

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $711

The 1912 King of Clubs sheet music has always been a favorite among baseball and sheet-music collectors because the cover features a prominent full-length image of Cobb posing in uniform. Illustrations of various baseball equipment along the perimeter complete the attractive cover motif. Written by William Brede and published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois. If any baseball player in 1912 deserved an orchestral work written about them it was Ty Cobb, and the title of the piece could not have been more apropos. Cobb had just captured his fifth consecutive batting title in 1911 with a .420 average, thereby cementing his reputation as the game's greatest hitter. The sheet music (10 x 13.25 inches) has the name of a former owner written in black ink along the top border. An additional black-ink notation, reading "Detroit, Aug, 1912," appears in the lower right. Without regard to the written notations, the piece is in Excellent condition and has been matted and framed to total dimensions of 17 x 20 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $711

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