1911 M116 Sporting Life Ty Cobb "Blue Background" Variation PSA 6 EX-MT
BLUE COBB!!! It is believed that scarcer "blue background" M116 Sporting Life cards were issued as a second printing of the first 2 twelve card series with the pastel versions selling out quickly due to the popularity of the initial players available to the general public. Presented here is one of the most popular and valuable "blue background" variations, a stunning PSA EX/MT 6 M116 Ty Cobb. The much scarcer version, PSA has encapsulated only 28 "Blue" M116 Cobb's versus 83 "Pastel" versions, a solid 3 to 1 disparity. Furthermore, this PSA 6 marvel resides as one of only 5 at this high-grade plateau with a meager 5 examples graded higher! The 1911 campaign would see the immortal "Georgia Peach" post the first of his three .400+ batting marks, ending the year with an MLB leading .419 average while leading the A.L. in virtually every critical offensive category. Like other M116 subjects, this world-class treasure is highlighted by the classic Carl Horner portrait photo also viewed on Cobb's legendary T206 and Williams Caramel subjects. The extremely well-centered image is set against a vibrant turquoise blue and tranquil green setting, accompanied by dazzling white borders and a super sharp perimeter. Relatively clean surfaces reveal no obtrusive blemishes, and the popular midnight blue Sporting Life ad back is extremely bold/vivid. Yet, when all is said and done, "stealing the show" is the sparkling Cobb image that literally appears to "jump off the card", with this extraordinary offering worthy of the highest hobby accolades!
MIN BID $3,500