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Lot # 282 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1914 E145 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb PSA EX 5

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $14,400

Graded EX 5 by PSA. Extraordinary high-grade example of #30 Ty Cobb from the classic 1914 Cracker Jack series. It is rare to find any 1914 Cracker Jack in such high grade, let alone such an example of a key Hall of Famer like Ty Cobb. This card 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, without a single trace of caramel staining, which so frequently plagues 1914 #144 series Cracker Jack cards. The card possesses outstanding color, an extremely bold red background, and four strong corners. Centered slightly to the right. Vertical print marks, resembling excess ink transfer, is present from top to bottom running to the left of Cobb's head. This does not detract from the overall visual appeal of the card, which possesses bolder colors and a cleaner surface than normally encountered with this card. This is a very rarely offered high-grade example of the most important of all Cracker Jack or Ty Cobb cards, and one that would be a significant highlight in any world-class collection of 1914 Cracker Jack, Ty Cobb, or classic vintage baseball cards.  Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $14,400

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