Lot # 64: T206 Ty Cobb – Green Portrait – “Piedmont 350 Subjects/Factory 25 (PSA NM 7)

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $20,000.00

Bids: 39 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Fall Classic 2017 Auction",
which ran from 9/28/2017 12:00 PM to
10/14/2017 7:00 PM

(LOT 64)
T206 Ty Cobb – Green Portrait – "Piedmont 350 Subjects/Factory 25 (PSA NM 7)

Pre-war enthusiasts would surly agree that one of the "hottest" collectibles in the card market is the hallowed T206 "Green Portrait" that is realizing record prices with each and every sale. Incredibly, all grade levels continue to soar in value with PSA 8 and PSA 7 examples fetching $155K and $71K, respectively! Of the four hallowed T206 Cobb issues, the most coveted and valuable subject is unquestionably the Ty Cobb Green Portrait pose portraying Carl Horner's seemingly timeless Cobb image. Easily residing as one of the most coveted cardboard mementos in the hobby, it is included on virtually every elite enthusiast's "top 10" list including PSA's "Top 250 Sports Cards" publication.

Presented here just happens to be a spectacular PSA 7 Green Portrait Cobb with a Piedmont Cigarettes 350 subjects back that resides as one of only 4 "Piedmont" copies at this hallowed tier with a mere 4 "Piedmont" specimens graded higher! Along with Babe Ruth and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, no pre-war Hall of Famer carries the prestige among sophisticated hobbyists as the immortal "Georgia Peach". His playing brilliance has earned him pinnacle like hobby accolades, and it was no surprise when the baseball writers of America chose him as one of our National Pastime's five original 1936 Hall of Fame charter members along with Ruth, Wagner, Mathewson and Johnson.

He won an unfathomable 9 consecutive batting championships and 12 overall, with his .366 lifetime average still "head and heals" above its closest competitor (Hornsby's .358). Cobb stands as one of baseball's greatest players ever, justifying why his renowned baseball card issues are aggressively pursued by advanced collectors, with none more popular than the illustrious T206 Green Portrait subject. Synonymous with his remarkable playing prowess is the "brilliance" associated with this Near Mint 7 marvel that portrays a splendid Carl Horner portrait pose of the fiery batting champion. The relatively well centered iconic Cobb image reveals a rich green background, encompassed by four blinding white borders and a sharp perimeter.

Clean surfaces and a stellar bold midnight blue Piedmont verso complete this "timeless" masterpiece whose only modest blemish is an ever so slight off-registered image (barely noticeable) that does not compromise the overall stellar aesthetics of this cardboard masterpiece. Based on current mid-grade pricing trends, no end is in sight for the staggering pricing upticks realized with seemingly each and every sale. With that in mind, we cannot even begin to estimate what this "ultra-scarce for the grade" PSA 7 Cobb will fetch; considering its unparalleled desirability, current infinite-like pricing surge and steadfast niche among the hobby's most exalted cardboard keepsakes!

MIN BID $20,000

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