Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XL
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/20/2012
All four Ty Cobb T206 specimens are highly regarded within the collecting community, justifying why this SGC “Authentic” offering of the ultra-popular “bat off shoulder” subject merits a place in any serious Cobb, Hall of Fame or T206 gathering. There are only a handful of baseball cards that via a simple glance transcend time back to the origin of America’s National Pastime with this majestic “Georgia Peach” tobacco artifact easily accomplishing that spine tingling task. The T206 Cobb is listed as one of the card hobby’s top 250 sports cards, and no one would argue considering the accomplishments of Cobb’s illustrious career. Still the author of baseball’s highest lifetime batting average at a stratospheric .367 level, Cobb personified the overall makeup of a complete ballplayer, and is a 1936 charter member of baseball’s Hall of Fame. Cobb’s iconic “hands-apart” batting grip presents itself in near-immaculate fashion, and you can almost feel the wood grain bat as he prepares to stroke another one of his legendary 4,191 safeties. Relatively well-centered between four bright white borders the Cobb illustration depicts the finest array of colored hues including a brilliant arrangement of blue, orange, pink and green background tints. Super square corners, sharp edging, no apparent surface blemishes and a clean “Old Mill” advertisement are the final compliments for a card unquestionably exhibiting near mint aesthetics. Unfortunately, while not clearly definitive, the prestigious SGC Grading Company has determined the card’s edging has been somewhat compromised and deemed this card as “Authentic’. Regardless of their technical assessment, no obtrusive trimming is evident and the overall presentation is breathtaking, to say the least. One of Cobb’s most sought after cardboard masterpieces, the pack-fresh qualities of this century old gem defy “father-time”, providing the enthusiast with a spectacular specimen of one of the greatest players to ever grace a baseball diamond!
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