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Lot # 397 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,160

Presented is an extremely attractive T3 of Ty Cobb, one of vintage-card collecting's most recognizable icons and the key card of the 1911 Turkey Red Tobacco cabinet-card series. Turkey Reds are considered by many to be the most beautiful and well made tobacco cards ever issued. Cobb is not just the most valuable card in the set, it also one of the best known and popular of all Ty Cobb cards. This example is bright and clean, both front and back (checklist style reverse), with bold colors, light wear at the corners, and perfect centering. Encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC due to evidence of trimming, the card otherwise presents as Vg-Ex to Ex. T3s rarely survive without serious condition problems (ranging from major creases, stains, and rounded corners, to pinholes and glue stains relating to their being displayed, as intended). As can easily be seen, this is a stunning example of card #9 Ty Cobb from the classic Turkey Red set, a card which has always been and always will be in high demand. This card also represents a rare, relatively affordable alternative to a far more expensive higher-grade example without compromising on any of the most important aesthetic qualities of the card. This is a very impressive example of one of card collecting’s great classics representing a tremendous value compared to a higher-grade example. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,160

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