1910 E98 Ty Cobb Red Blank Swamp Find PSA 9 MINT!!!
The 2012 "Black Swamp Find" that revealed a myriad of high-grade E98's created one of the largest cardboard frenzies ever encountered in the hobby. E98 mania swept throughout the community, with virtually all of the E98 subjects from the find reflecting the highest PSA grades ever encountered by any E98 issue. No one would argue that the most formidable of all these magnificent cards were the Ty Cobb E98's that achieved a sensational PSA Mint 9 grade, and we at Memory Lane are proud to present one of those Mint 9 Cobb examples! The immortal Ty Cobb broke into the Major Leagues with the Detroit Tigers in 1905, playing in a mere 41 games while hitting a paltry .240. Quickly, Cobb bounced back in 1906 to bat an impressive .316, the first of an unfathomable 23 consecutive years of exceeding the exalted .300 benchmark.
Throughout his incomparable 24 seasons, he led the American League a sensational and still standing record 12 years in batting average including an incredible 9 consecutive years from 1907 thru 1915! He also happened to exceed the exalted .400 mark three times, with all of the above totaling to an unimaginable .366 lifetime average, he finest average ever attained by any Major League ballplayer. Synonymous with that pinnacle mark comes along this breathtaking PSA Mint 9 Black Swamp E98 offering. Cobb's classic "glove outstretched" fielding pose exhibits pristine quality, set against an impeccable bold red background. The imposing image is virtually "dead-on" centered between four absolutely blinding white borders, and the razor-sharp perimeter includes four pinpoint corners. Flawless surfaces are the final exclamation point for what may truly be one of Ty Cobb's finest preserved cards extant, and we cannot imagine a finer Black Swamp E98 exemplar to capture for it arguably represents our National Pastime's greatest all-around player in breathtaking mint fashion!
MIN BID $7,500