Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons XIX
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/14/2008
Cobb cards will always be among the most coveted cards in the hobby. Beyond the mystique, most issues of the Georgia Peach represent works of art from baseball’s early days. This T206 exemplifies the finest qualities of these unique treasures. The outstanding illustration of Cobb, hands choked on the bat, captures the champion batsman in a heroic perspective. The pastoral colors indicate the artist’s idealistic view of the sport, while ignoring the harsh realities of the urban enclaves where the game was played. This wonderfully preserved work of art provides us with a glimpse into how America viewed itself entering the century’s second decade. Physically, the card has not only endured, but also retained much of its original character. The borders are clean, colors true and un-faded, with the corners showing only the slightest hints of rounding. Bring this wonderful example of our nation’s past into your home, not only as a baseball treasure, but also as a reminder of how we, as a country, have evolved.
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