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Lot # 557 (557 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Green Background SGC EX+ 70

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $39,000

Graded EX+ 70 by SGC. Crisp, clean, and extremely attractive high-grade example of this classic tobacco card of Hall of Famer Ty Cobb. The Green Background pose has long been considered the rarest of the four poses of Cobb in the T206 set. This card has very strong eye-appeal. The colors are bright and Cobb’s image is perfectly focused against the bold green background. Perfectly centered left to right, with a particularly large top border, the largest we have ever seen on a T206. The Piedmont advertising reverse is boldly printed in blue and entirely clean. Cobb's green background card is rarely found in such a high grade! SGC has graded only four examples higher than the offered card out of more than 228 examples evaluated to date. (Note: SGC has not always designated the pose variation of a T206 in its Population Report, so it is theoretically possible that one or more cards do grade higher than EX+ 70 and are simply not listed in the SGC Population Report.) This is a very strong and simply stunning example of one of the key cards from the premier tobacco issue of the 1910 era. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $39,000


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