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Lot # 271 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1908 E102 Ty Cobb PSA EX 5

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $9,480

Graded EX 5 by PSA. Only two examples grade higher! This extremely rare E102 "Set of 25" candy card features the legendary Ty Cobb leaning on his bat. While Ty Cobb was included in virtually every candy-card issue from the 1910 era, this yellow-background pose of Cobb is considered by many to be the most attractive of the few Cobb caramel-card designs. The manufacturer of E102 is unknown. The fronts are identical in design to the E101 "Set of 50" related issues. Of special note, this card is considered by some collectors to be Ty Cobb's rookie card, though a number of other issues can also lay claim to that important distinction. It is, without question, one of Cobb's earliest cards, and is very likely "tied" for the earliest insert card ever issued of "The Georgia Peach." Bright and crisp, with bold colors, flawless registration, and even corner wear. Clean both front and back (a tiny, unobtrusive age spot is visible alongside one of the lines in the checklist on reverse, mentioned for the sake of accuracy), with no creases or wrinkles, and with a very slight natural "diamond cut," which is often the case with this card. This is a particularly strong example for an E102 Ty Cobb. In fact, this is the finest example of an E102 Cobb we have ever offered! In 1909, Cobb led the league in every major batting category, including batting average, hits, runs scored, total bases, home runs, and RBIs. A magnificent high-grade example of one of Cobb's most striking cards that would be a worthy addition to any world-class Ty Cobb, Hall of Fame, or prewar-card collection. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $9,480

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