Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXIX
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/24/2010
No baseball card could ever surpass the brilliant artistic designs and color patterns of the highly sought after 1911 Turkey Red cabinets. These oversized premiums were obtained by mailing in coupons from Turkey Red, Old Mill and Fez brand cigarettes, and are considered by most vintage card experts as the most attractive and exquisite cards ever produced in our treasured hobby. “Art meets baseball card” as the mesmerizing color schemes and frame like borders come together to create, by far, the closest specimen the cardboard industry has to compare to the world of prestigious fine art. The most sought after Hall of Famer produced in this 100 card baseball set was the legendary Tyrus Raymond Cobb, and it is his T3 Turkey Red masterpiece that we are presenting here in a PSA 1 holder. Ty Cobb’s immortality cannot be over emphasized. He is a 1936 charter member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, and one of the greatest players ever to grace a baseball diamond. From a card perspective, he ranks with Ruth, Joe Jackson and Wagner as the most highly sought baseball collectible, and his rarities continue to achieve five figures plus. With that in mind, no other early 20th century Cobb artifact can compete with the unparalleled aesthetic brilliance of his Turkey Red specimen via its radiating color schemes, an omnipresent picturesque Cobb batting stance, and art like borders.
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