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Lot # 275 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder - Rare Uzit Back!

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $19,200

Graded VG 40 by SGC. Bat-off-shoulder pose of Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb with the extremely rare Uzit back. All Uzit backs are great rarities, but this card is all the more interesting and desirable because it features Ty Cobb and is the premier T206 card with an Uzit back. This is the only pose of Cobb in the T206 set which was printed with an Uzit advertising back. It is also interesting to note while the red background portrait card of Ty Cobb with an advertisement for Ty Cobb Tobacco (of which approximately a dozen are known) is universally recognized as one of the most significant and valuable of all tobacco-card rarities, the Uzit back T206 Ty Cobb is actually even slightly rarer, with literally only several examples known to exist! It has long been an almost mythical legendary rarity among rare T206 and all Ty Cobb cards. The offered example is extremely attractive, with a flawless image of Cobb set against a bold multicolor background. Free of any creases, and graded VG due to even rounding at the corners. Centered slightly to the top. The important Uzit advertisement on the reverse is clean and boldly printed. This is an incredible rarity featuring Hall of Famer Ty Cobb from the classic T206 set, which would be an extremely significant highlight in even the most advanced T206, rare-back, or Ty Cobb collection. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++. SOLD FOR $19,200


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