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1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,040
Presented is a very presentable T3 of Ty Cobb, one of vintage-card collecting's most recognizable icons and the key card of the 1911 Turkey Red Tobacco cabinet-card series. Turkey Reds are considered by many to be the most beautiful and well made tobacco cards ever issued. Cobb is not just the most valuable card in the set, it also one of the best known and popular of all Ty Cobb cards. Encapsulated as Authentic by SGC due to filled pinholes in the top and bottom borders, this example boasts bold colors, a crisp image, and even wear to the four corners. A bit of wear along the bottom edge and a faint horizontal crease extending from the right border to Cobb's legs would ultimately cause the card to grade modestly (likely Fair to Good) if not for the filled pinholes. Boldly printed checklist reverse, with some faint horizontal wrinkling visible and a small "D" in pen directly above the checklist. This is an attractive example of card #9 Ty Cobb from the classic Turkey Red set, a card which has always been and always will be in high demand. It also represents a rare, relatively affordable alternative to a far more expensive higher-grade example without compromising on many of the most important aesthetic qualities of the card. This is a superb example of one of card collecting’s great classics representing a tremendous value compared to a higher-grade example. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,040
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