1927 Ty Cobb "Holds Up New Athletics Jersey" PSA Type I Original Underwood & Underwood Photo – Measures Approx. 6" x 8" – Full PSA Type 1 LOA
For the 1927 season, Connie Mack would purchase both the immortal Tyrus Raymond Cobb and Eddie Collins to bolster his already formidable roster that included Cooperstown inductees Foxx, Simmons, Cochrane, Wheat and Grove. While the Athletics were still not able to best the Yankees in 1927 and 1928, the legendary Cobb certainly did his part. Signing a $75,000 contract for the 1927 season, Cobb batted a robust .357 and .323 his final two seasons, ending his incredible career with a still record .366 lifetime batting average! During his celebrated career, the Georgia Peach captured a remarkable 12 batting championships in a 13-year period, including three seasons of eclipsing the pinnacle .400 benchmark.
Simply stated, Cobb could do it all on a ball field, and there are still many historians that place this 1936 Hall of Fame charter member as baseball's all-time player. This extremely eclectic 6" x 8" Underwood & Underwood offering portrays the iconic Cobb hoisting up his new Athletics Jersey after he was officially signed for $75,000. Atypical to say the least, Cobb is actually depicting a large smile, as he proudly shows off his new baseball attire that includes the renowned A's elephant near the upper left shoulder. The image has remained in fine condition, with Cobb's legendary pose reflecting crystal clear contrast and no major flaws. The verso reveals both the critical Underwood & Underwood credit stamp as well as the caption that details this significant event, the final stamp of approval on what arguably resides as one of the Georgia Peach's scarcest images extant! - Full PSA Type I LOA
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