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Lot # 213 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinet Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $4,740

Graded GOOD 2 by PSA. Very attractive example of one of Ty Cobb's rarest and most stunning cards, and one of the key Hall of Famers in the six-card 1911 M110 Sporting Life cabinet-card set. This magnificent M110 example features a beautiful full-color pastel artwork of Ty Cobb in a classic batting stance on the front and an advertisement for Sporting Life on the reverse. The M110 set is similar in design to, but far rarer than, the contemporary T3 Turkey Red cabinets. In fact, while hundreds of T3 Cobbs exist (and that card is universally recognized as one of the great classic Cobb cards), probably fewer than twenty M110 Cobbs are known. Its extreme rarity, and that of the entire M110 set, gives this card a particularly great and interesting value compared to other Cobb cards of the era. The beauty of this card combined with its incredible rarity explain why the M110 Cobb is considered one of the all-time great classic cards of the era. Technically graded GOOD by PSA due to light staining in the borders (not particularly distracting and not affecting the central image), this examples presents extremely well with only light hints of wear to the delicate corners and edges. A small crease in the upper right corner and a tiny tear along the right edge are the only other notable flaws. The back of the card features a boldly printed advertisement for Sporting Life. This is a very attractive example of one of the rarest and most beautiful of all Ty Cobb cards. Dimensions: 5-5/8 x 7-1/2 inches. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,740

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