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1914 T213 Coupon Cigarettes Ty Cobb (Type 2) - Bat Off Shoulder
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,280
Graded VG 40 by SGC. Superb T213 (Type 2) of Ty Cobb in a bat-off-shoulder pose, one of the key cards to this elusive and extremely rare tobacco set. T213 (Type 2) Coupon Cigarettes is one of tobacco-card collecting's rarest and most overlooked sets. This is the finest T213 (Type 2) bat-off-shoulder example of Cobb we have ever offered. (Note: There are two poses of Cobb in the set: an outstanding example of the portrait pose from the same collection is also presented in this auction as its own lot.) 1914 T213 (Type 2) Coupon Cigarettes is a particularly interesting issue. Similar in design and borrowing the same images as T206, the T213 (Type 2) Coupon set was issued exclusively in the Louisiana area, and is far rarer than its T206 counterparts. Because they were issued in 1914, they are not only one of the last of the traditional tobacco-card issues, but also one of the few tobacco-card sets to feature players identified with Federal League teams. Their connection and significance to the T206 set is especially fascinating due to cards identifying players with teams different than those indicated in the T206 set. In many ways, the T213 (Type 2) Coupon is truly an extension of the T206 set. The T213 (Type 2) Coupon cards are seldom seen, and because of this receive little attention, but upon reflection we think it would be impossible for any advanced tobacco-card collector to not appreciate the intrigue and unique connection of T213 (Type 2) Coupons (as well as their extreme relative rarity) to the T206 "White Borders" set. This is a gorgeous T213 (Type 2) Ty Cobb, which has an appearance better than suggested by its technically accurate grade. Crisp and clean, with brilliant colors, perfect centering, light wear at the corners, and just a small wrinkle near the bottom border visible under close inspection. The back is clean with crisp print. T213 (Type 2) Coupons are far rarer than their T206 counterparts. This is an extraordinary example of one of Cobb's rarest and most interesting tobacco cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $2,280
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