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1914 E145 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $9,600
Exceptionally attractive example of #30 Ty Cobb from the classic 1914 Cracker Jack series. The 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb 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 just a hint of very light honest caramel staining along the bottom border and on the reverse, 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. The card has outstanding color, an extremely bold red background, and light, even wear on the corners. it is centered almost perfectly. As can easily be seen, this card is much better than suggested by the technically accurate grade of PR 1 assigned by PSA, which is due entirely to a diagonal crease passing from the left border, through Cobb's hands, and to the bottom edge, and a tiny pinpoint scuff. This card presents a tremendous collecting opportunity to acquire an outstanding example of the most important of all Cracker Jack or Ty Cobb cards, which shares almost all the characteristics of higher-graded examples, at a fraction of the cost. This is a tremendous card that would be a worthy addition and highlight in any collection of 1914 Cracker Jack, Ty Cobb, or iconic vintage baseball cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000++. SOLD FOR $9,600
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