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Lot # 1428 (1428 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Circa 1920s Ty Cobb Photographic Presentation Display (Unsigned)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600

This rare photographic display (measuring 13 x 10 inches unfolded) was produced in the 1920s by Ty Cobb himself for the purpose of presenting as gifts to friends (which may in itself help explain their great scarcity today). The display is actually a folder which opens to reveal two photographic prints of Cobb (one in uniform, one in formal attire) that are mounted on brown parchment, which, in turn, are affixed to the interior of the folder. The exterior cover of the folder reads "Souvenir Photos of Ty Cobb - The World's Greatest Ball Player." We have seen fewer than ten of these albums at auction in the past ten years. Most interesting, the offered presentation display is the only example of its type that we have ever seen that is not signed by Cobb, making it all the more rare. (Cobb almost certainly had them made for autograph purposes.) The leaves of the display exhibit moderate wear. There are a few stray pencil marks on the interior, including on the Cobb formal-attire photo. Additionally, the Cobb formal-attire photo displays a tear and a few abrasions. In Good to Very Good condition overall.

Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $600

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