Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXV
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/12/2010
If the T206 Tobacco “Monster Set” is the “Holy Grail” of all pre-WWI sets, then the E90-1 American Caramel set must be the “Mona Lisa”. Considered by most avid collectors as “the king of the candy sets”, many high end enthusiasts scramble to assemble a complete 120 card E90-1 set. Unfortunately, this is now easy task considering that there are many low issue cards as well as some high priced Hall of Famers. As with most pre-WWI tobacco and candy sets, one of the most prominent subjects is the immortal Tyrus Raymond Cobb with his E90-1 specimen offered here in an eye pleasing PSA 2.5 holder. Any century old card of Ty Cobb is worthy of a place in an esteemed collection. His status as a 1936 charter member of Cooperstown, as well as being one of our National Pastime’s greatest players ever substantiates his mega popularity among advanced enthusiasts. The classic “Georgia Peach” sideways batting poses seen on other vintage issues, is virtually un-improvable. You can almost feel Cobb’s intensity via his pristine facial and gray uniform hues as he prepares to smack another one of his iconic hits. A superb orange and green background projects his majestic stance to an almost supernatural level, with only some moderate soiling situated between Cobb’s head and his might bat. The image is well centered between four mildly off-white borders, no major creases are evident and four somewhat rounded corners portray an eye pleasing uniformity. The reverse side “American Caramel advertisement is bold and vivid, the final compliment to an offering with aesthetic appeal beyond its grade. No vintage collection could possibly be considered complete without an E90-1 Ty Cobb memento, and the mid-grade eye appeal of this desirable artifact solidifies that this E90-1 Cobb is the one for you!
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