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Lot # 186 (186 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1907 A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcard Near-Complete Set (13/16) Including Cobb

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $840

Very presentable near-complete set of thirteen (out of sixteen) 1907 A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcards (Series 1). Missing only Crawford, Downs, and the incredibly rare Ty Cobb fielding pose variation for completion. Cobb is the only player with two poses in the Dietsche set, and for some reason the Cobb fielding pose is far rarer than the Cobb batting pose, to such an extraordinary degree that we can only assume the Cobb fielding pose was replaced with the batting pose early in the print run. Produced by the Dietsche Postcard Company of Detroit to commemorate the Tigers' participation in the 1907 World Series, this is a particularly interesting set in that the Ty Cobb card included really does lay claim to being his true rookie card in the eyes of most collectors. This set presents as Very Good from the fronts, with only light wear to the delicate dark-colored corners and edges. It would, however, grade more modestly due to tape and paper remnants on the postally-unused reverses. It is clear that these postcards were housed in an album or on a display at some point in time. These flaws are relegated to the reverse and do not distract from the overall tremendous display value. Also included are Series 2 cards of Summers and Thomas (issued in 1908). The Dietsche Detroit Tigers postcard set represents an outstanding value, all the more so because it includes Ty Cobb's rookie card, and is one of the most distinctive sets of the era. Total: 15 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $840

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