Lot # 45: 1909 T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait “Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects/Factory 30 – (PSA EX/MT 6)

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $3,500.00

Bids: 43 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Break Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 3/14/2019 4:00 PM to
4/6/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 45)
1909 T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait "Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects/Factory 30 – (PSA EX/MT 6)

The hallowed T206 Green Portrait Cobb is currently realizing some extraordinary pricing upticks, with all grade levels continuing to soar like an American Eagle! One such staggering pricing point is the PSA 8 Green Cobb that fetched an unfathomable $360,000 in the Summer 2018! 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 an outstanding PSA "EX/MT 6" Green Portrait Cobb with a Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects/Factory 30 ad back that resides as one of the most formidable T206s you will ever come across. Indeed, its superb aesthetics earn it an esteemed stature, and any serious hobbyist is well aware of the pricing escalation for superior eye appeal cards. While a PSA 6 Green Cobb has not recently sold, strong examples of this pricing phenomenon for neighboring assessments are two "EX+ 5.5" subjects fetching astonishing $26K and $39K, as well as a "NM 7" specimen realizing $72K! It should come as little surprise that Ty Cobb's most treasured cardboard keepsakes are literally exploding in value for 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, with arguably his most iconic cardboard issue the illustrious T206 Green Portrait subject. Synonymous with his remarkable playing prowess are the breathtaking aesthetics for this "EX/MT 6" gem that portrays a stellar Carl Horner portrait pose of the fiery batting champion. The regal-like Cobb image depicts a strikingly bold green background, is encompassed by four bright white borders, and exhibits four right-angled corners consistent with the grade.

Most significant, the image reveals near-perfect "side-to-side" centering, with the only downfall being a moderate favoritism towards the upper edge. Its final superlatives are relatively clean surfaces and a stellar Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects/Factory 30 ad back that all support the superb grade. Based on current mid-grade to Near-Mint value trends, apparently no end is in sight for the spiraling pricing upticks realized with each and every sale. Thus, one cannot even begin to project what this spectacular Georgia Peach offering will ultimately fetch. Yet, considering its unparalleled desirability, splendid eye appeal, and infinite-like pricing surge synonymous with an uncontrollable brush fire, we can virtually assume a number of enthralled enthusiasts will appropriately determine is true worth!

MIN BID $3,500


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