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1912 Ty Cobb King of Clubs Sheet Music

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $420

The 1912 King of Clubs sheet music has always been a favorite among baseball and sheet-music collectors because the cover features a prominent full-length image of Cobb posing in uniform. Illustrations of various baseball equipment along the perimeter complete the attractive cover motif. Written by William Brede and published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois. If any baseball player in 1912 deserved an orchestral work written about him it was Ty Cobb, and the title of the piece could not have been more apropos. Cobb had just captured his fifth consecutive batting title in 1911 with a .420 average, thereby cementing his reputation as the game's greatest hitter. The sheet music (10.5 x 14 inches) displays partial separation along the spine that has been repaired by vintage clear tape along the interior. A few tiny exterior tape repairs are also evident along the borders of the front cover. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $420

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