Lot # 67: T206 Ty Cobb Red Portrait “Piedmont 350-460 Subjects/Factory 25 (PSA NM 7)

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 38 (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 67)
T206 Ty Cobb Red Portrait "Piedmont 350-460 Subjects/Factory 25 (PSA NM 7)

No baseball card collection can be considered complete without a serious pre-WWI card of the immortal Ty Cobb, and no Cobb cardboard memento could possibly be more renowned than his legendary T206 Red Portrait subject reflecting the majestic Carl Horner portrait Cobb image. Of the highly coveted four T206 Ty Cobbs, both the "Red" and "Green" portrait poses stand as hobby icons, and the stellar PSA 7 T206 Cobb Red Portrait Piedmont 350-460 Subjects gem presented here stands as one of only 6 Piedmont specimens at this hallowed plateau with a paltry 3 Piedmont Red Cobb's graded higher!

Still holder of the highest major league lifetime batting average, Ty Cobb is arguably one of the top 5 ballplayers of all-time, and a 1936 charter member of baseball's illustrious Hall of Fame. His fiery play easily places him as the most intense competitor the diamond has ever seen, and his relentless will to be the best at anything he did ably assisted him in earning an incomprehensible 12 batting titles in 13 seasons! Therefore, it come as little surprise that many of the hobby's most advanced collectors seek his most prized artifacts, with only a handful possibly besting the desirability of this "pack-fresh" marvel.

His classic headshot pose portrays outstanding facial colored hues, immaculate focus and a near-flawless "fire-engine" red background. Fine centering, four blinding white borders, right angled corners, clean surfaces and the brilliant image quality complete the spectacular obverse side. The verso's bold midnight blue red "Piedmont Cigarettes" advertisement likewise reflects vivid registration, the final superlative to a card emanating aesthetics consistent with its highly coveted PSA 7 assessment.

Listed as one of the "Top 250 Sportscards" in PSA's classic hobby publication, it is no secret that high-grade T206 Cobb's continue to soar in value, with this museum worthy masterpiece one of the hobby's finest choices to add to a cardboard investment portfolio. A steadfast symbol of early 20th century baseball, this museum worthy marvel effectively "turns back the clock" to an era when the game evolved as America's pastime, making even the most sophisticated enthusiast feel young again!

MIN BID $5,000

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