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Lot # 785 (785 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1924 V122 Willard's Chocolates #39 Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $480

Key card of Ty Cobb from the unusual and VERY scarce 1924 V122 Willard's Chocolates set, professionally graded and encapsulated POOR 10 by SGC. This 56-card multisport Canadian candy issue features only three baseball players (Ruth, Cobb, and Collins). These black-and-white cards (1-3/8 x 3-3/8 inches) are printed on thin cardboard stock with blank backs and feature images that are unique to this set. Cobb is pictured in a catching pose and is identified under his name as the "Famous Outfielder – Manager Detroit Tigers." The offered example displays no creases, a crisp image, even wear to the corners, and is centered to the bottom. The blank reverse has evidence of scrapbook removal along with pencil and ink notations. No one will ever confuse V122 Willard's with any other card issue, and the fact that they date from the mid-1920s, an era with very few baseball-card issues, is another important distinction of the set. This is a very attractive example of one of the key Hall of Famers from one of the most unusual sets of the 1920s.

Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $480

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