Lot # 90: 1909 T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait Piedmont 150 Subjects/Factory 25 SGC 2.5 Good+

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Sizzling Summer Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/24/2019 11:00 AM to
8/10/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 90)
1909 T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait Piedmont 150 Subjects/Factory 25 SGC 2.5 Good+    

One of the "hottest" collectibles in the card market is the hallowed T206 "Green Portrait" that is realizing record prices with each and every sale.  Incredibly, all grade levels continue to soar in value with a PSA 8 example fetching an incredible $360,000!  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 a superb SGC Good+ 2.5 example of the highly coveted "Green Cobb" with a Piedmont 150 Subjects/Factory 25 ad back that stands as one of the more superior examples for the grade!

Along with Babe Ruth and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, no pre-war Hall of Famer carries the reverence 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.  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 is the excellent eye appeal associated with this SGC encapsulated marvel that portrays a splendid Carl Horner portrait pose of the fiery batting champion.  The regal-like Cobb image depicts a rich green background, is encompassed by four somewhat clean white borders and with regard to centering, reveals only a modest favoritism towards the upper left edges.  Uniform corner wear is consistent with a VG/EX specimen, and no glaring creases are evident on either side.  The reason for the seemingly harsh grade is the ultra-evasive peripheral surface abrasion situated to the left of Cobb's lower button, with the otherwise captivating aesthetics consistent with any VG+/VG-EX example.  A truly exalted cardboard heirloom, its stellar visual appeal and elite standing among the hobby's most sophisticated collectors surely earn it a permanent home in any advanced compilation! 

MIN BID $1,000

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