Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXX
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/2/2010
One of the most coveted cards of the T-206 set is the remarkable, life-like, period-piece gem known simply as Cobb, Bat off Shoulder. Few Cobb cards stir the emotion or capture the man better than this tiny piece of cardboard art. You can virtually feel the fuzz of Cobb’s flannel uniform. The representation of Cobb’s legendary split-hand grip reveals the secret to his lofty batting average and will hopefully inspire a future hitter As for Cobb’s achievements, we leave you with this thought. Perhaps one of the most remarkable statistics surrounding the Georgia Peach’s career is this: After winning his 12th batting title in 1919, Cobb averaged over .360 per season from 1920-1928, but never again led the league in hitting. This includes his remarkable 1922 season, where he hit .401 and lost the batting title to George Sisler who hit .420.
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