Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXX
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/2/2010
No baseball card collection can be considered complete without a vintage pre-WWI card of the incomparable Ty Cobb, and no affordable Ty Cobb cardboard memento could possibly be more renowned and desirable than the iconic T206 red portrait Cobb reflecting the majestic Carl Horner portrait Cobb image. It is this top ten hobby jewel that is presented here in a spectacular PSA 6 holder. PSA has encapsulated approximately 1,200 “Red Portrait” Cobb’s with a mere 5% graded higher. Still holder of the highest major league lifetime batting average, Ty Cobb is arguably one of the top 5 ballplayers of all-time, and is a 1936 charter member of baseball’s renowned Hall of Fame. This is why many enthusiasts look to augment their collections with “turn of the century” Cobb keepsakes with NONE more hallowed than the historic red portrait T206 Ty Cobb.
His classic headshot portrays outstanding facial colored hues with slight “off-focus” registration. The Carl Horner pose is set against a super clean red background, and the entire image is well centered between four white borders. Strong square corners and sharp edging form a superior perimeter, both surfaces are clean and the “Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects” advertisement back is depicted in vivid bold red typography. Had a not been for some moderate wear to the upper left corner, this esteemed offering just might be residing n a near mint holder. However, more significant is the overall outstanding eye appeal of this highly desirable artifact, a 100 year relic that has managed to sustain a myriad of its original “pack fresh” qualities.
Bottom line is this brilliant high grade representation of the legendary “Georgia Peach” symbolizes early 20th century baseball, and ‘turns back the clock’ to an era when the game evolved as America’s pastime, justifying why it would achieve bragging rights within any elite collection!
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