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In 1909, the Philadelphia Caramel Co. produced a 25 card set including a myriad of Hall of Famers such as Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and many more. Like most pre-WWI issues, the most desirable and valuable subject is the immortal Tyrus Raymond Cobb, and presented here in a superb PSA 4 holder is the majestic “Georgia Peach” in one of his most popular cards. Cobb is one of the five HOF Charter members, the owner of baseball’s highest lifetime average (.367), and undoubtedly one of baseballs five greatest position players to ever grace the diamond. The controversial, fiery Detroit outfielder had no peers as a “five tool” pre-WWI player, prompting collectors to actively pursue his obscure cardboard artifacts, and this splendid atypical Cobb Illustration only evident on his E95 subject has eluded every other baseball card issue. Indeed, the Ty Cobb portrait pose gracing the card suffices as this rare image’s only appearance on a Cob cardboard subject unlike the myriad of images used for various ‘E”’ card issues (e.g., E90-1, E101, E102, E106, T206, T216, etc.). The eye appeal of the majestic Cobb is virtually pristine, exhibiting a brilliant blend of grey tones and facial colored hues that are immensely projected by a vibrant cranberry red background. The image is well centered between four relatively clean white borders, with the four corners exhibiting even wear consistent with the grade. No major creases are evident, and the reverse side 25-subject checklist is relatively clean and set against an off-white background. One of the finer mid-grade specimens in circulation, this is a grand opportunity to capture one of the “George peach’s” most coveted pre-WWI cardboard keepsakes!
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Ty Cobb 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel PSA 4 Very Good -Excellent

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Minimum Bid: $350.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,573.97
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Friday, November 16, 2012.
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