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1911-1914 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $5,100

Stunning modestly graded example of Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, the key card from the extremely rare 25-card D304 Brunners Butter Krust brand bread (General Baking Co.) series. This is one of Ty Cobb's rarest and most striking cards. Issued by a bakery in the Buffalo, New York, area, these cards are known with five different back styles (Brunners, Butter Krust, General Baking Co., Weber Bakery, and Martens Bakery). Similar in design to tobacco and candy cards of the era, Brunners measure slightly larger than T206s, at 1.75 x 2.5 inches, and are actually considerably rarer than most 1910-era “E” and “T” card issues. The fronts feature very attractive full-color illustrations, each of which is unique to this issue. The offered card is extremely bright, crisp, and clean, with vibrant colors, four strong corners displaying light touches of wear, and perfect centering. From the front, the card presents as Vg-Ex to Ex, but it has been downgraded to POOR 10 by SGC due to paper loss and light glue residue on the reverse from long ago being mounted into an album. The unaffected portion of the reverse is clean and boldly printed, having been preserved for many years in an album. This is a very attractive example, and without reference to its grade, it is among the best we have ever seen of one of Ty Cobb’s rarest and most majestic cards.  Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $5,100

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