Lot # 65: T206 Ty Cobb Bat On Shoulder “Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects/Factory 25” (PSA NM/MT 8)

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $12,500.00

Bids: 54 (Bid History)

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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 65)
T206 Ty Cobb Bat On Shoulder "Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects/Factory 25" (PSA NM/MT 8)

Along with the staggering pricing points being realized for high-grade 1950's Hall of Fame rookie cards
are significantly spiked values for highly coveted pre-WWI cards. That said, arguably, the most desirable "turn of the century" baseball cards are the four different Ty Cobb T206 cards issued between 1909 and 1911, justifying why it came as little surprise that all four Cobbs in PSA 8 holders continue to realize record breaking prices. The "Georgia Peach" arguably stands as the supreme baseball legend from that era, and no baseball card carries his legacy more prominently than a high-grade T206 artifact.

Unquestionably, the T206 tobacco issue is the most prestigious group of pre-WWI cards in circulation, with the "Holy Grail" T206 Wagner paving the way to place this tobacco gathering as the king of the hill. Enthusiasts scramble to obtain at least one, if not all four, of the Ty Cobb T206 variations that are included in PSA's illustrious "Top 250 Sportscards in the Hobby" publication, and presented here is one of the finest Ty Cobb cards you will ever come across, a "Bat On Shoulder" T206 Sweet Caporal gem residing in a PSA 8 holder. Of the utmost significance is that along with 4 other PSA 8 Piedmont examples, not a single specimen has been graded higher, placing this supreme offering as the finest of its kind!

A 1936 charter member of baseball's illustrious Hall of Fame, any century old Cobb relic is worthy of Cooperstown cardboard status, let alone an example residing in this awe-inspiring state. Cobb's batting prowess is recognized by every avid baseball enthusiast, and his solidified status as one of the game's greatest players is irrefutable. Simply stated, there isn't enough space in the catalog to list Cobb's seemingly infinite number of superlatives, with his record .366 career average and 12 batting titles over a 13 season stretch (including 9 in a row) the ultimate highlights of his remarkable career.

Synonymous with Cobb's worldly achievements is this spectacular artifact, depicting all of the required attributes associated with the lofty assessment. Starting with the spectacular gray oriented hues on his classic Tigers uniform as well as the detailed intensity emanating from his facial expression, Cobb's image nearly "comes to life" as he prepares to stroke one of his 4,191 hits with his vintage lumber. More impressively, the brilliant yellow setting additionally enhanced by a rich array of orange, blue and green hues, portrays one of the finest settings we have ever seen on this subject.

Near-perfect centering, four blinding white borders, razor sharp corner tips, virtually flawless surfaces, and an extremely bold red Sweet Caporal 350 Subjects verso are the final exclamation points for this quintessential Cobb heirloom. Imagine, owning a "Georgia Peach" century old card that still retains nearly all of its pristine qualities, nearly as fresh as the day it was placed in a Sweet Caporal Cigarette box by the illustrious American Tobacco Company. Ironically, not a single PSA specimen has yet to surpass this world-class memento that resides as a perfect testament for Cobb's unparalleled standing in our National Pastime's glorious history!


MIN BID $12,500

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