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Lot # 304 (304 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1912-1913 E270-2 Colgan's Chips "Tin Tops" Ty Cobb - Extremely Rare!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,700

Graded NM 84 by SGC. This is the only example graded at this level with just one higher! Superb ultra high-grade example of Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb from the extremely rare E270-2 Colgan's Chips "Tin Tops" series. Among the most unique and distinctive cards ever produced are the various Colgan's Chips issues, beginning with the 1909-1911 E254 "Stars of the Diamond" set and concluding with the E270-2 "Tin Tops" issued a few years later. The cards are actually circular (1-7/16 inches in diameter) and were issued as inserts with Colgan's Chips products in the company's trademark round tins. E270-2 cards were inserted with Colgan's Violet or Mint Chips, as noted on the backs, which is one of the design elements that distinguishes these E270-2 "Tin Tops" cards from their more common E254 "Stars of the Diamond" counterparts. The player and team identification text on the E270-2 "Tin Tops" Ty Cobb is also clearly very different than its far more common E254 counterpart. Cobb is undoubtedly one of the keys to the ultra rare E270-2 set. As suggested by its impressive assigned grade, the offered example is virtually flawless, with a crisp image, near-perfect edges, and a boldly printed reverse. This is a tremendous opportunity to acquire a stunning high-grade example of Ty Cobb from this very rare and desirable issue. By any measure, this is one of the rarest of all Ty Cobb cards! From the Dan Gantt Collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,700

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