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1914 E145 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb SGC EX 60
Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $19,200
Graded EX 60 by SGC. 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 showing just the slightest hint of wear (predominately the upper right). Perfectly centered. This is a very rarely offered and ideal 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 $19,200
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