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Circa 1911 Ty Cobb Notebook Cover

Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $1,200

Colorful children's notebook cover featuring Ty Cobb (cover only, notebook not present). The image of Cobb on this notebook cover is exceptionally attractive and is part of a series of notebook covers that collectors have long recognized as being reminiscent in design to a T3 Turkey Red cabinet card. Cobb is pictured in uniform holding a bat, with a field and grandstand pictured in the background. The name "Cobb" is printed in the lower right corner. In "the olden days," notebooks with big stars and well-known players on their covers were very popular with youngsters at school. While many different cover designs exist for different players, this is only the second example we have seen of this particular Cobb cover. The cover (4.5 x 6.75 inches), which is printed on thin cardboard stock, has been trimmed to its current dimensions and is mounted upon a slightly larger cardboard backing (5.75 x 8.25 inches). The cover displays two minor diagonal creases (one in the upper right corner, the other in the lower left corner), both of which have been ameliorated by the mounting process. Excellent in overall appearance. The mount displays numerous crossed-out pencil notations on the reverse and is in Very Good condition. Reserve $100. Estimate $200+. SOLD FOR $1,200

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