Lot # 96: 1911 M116 Sporting Life Ty Cobb “Pastel” Background PSA 5 EX

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $1,250.00

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Item was in Auction "Newman Auction",
which ran from 6/12/2021 11:00 AM to
7/10/2021 7:00 PM

(LOT 96)
1911 M116 Sporting Life Ty Cobb "Pastel" Background PSA 5 EX

PASTEL COBB!!! Similar to many pre-WWI issues, presented here is the most prominent player included in the renowned M116 Sporting Life set, the iconic Tyrus Raymond Cobb "pastel" version in an outstanding PSA EX 5 holder. The "Georgia Peach' may arguably be the finest all-around player that ever lived. His .366 lifetime batting average still stands at the top, and his unbridled legacy places him as one of our National Pastime's five greatest players to ever grace a baseball diamond. A total of 4,189 hits, 891 stolen bases, 2,246 runs scored and 12 A.L. batting titles support the preceding argument. In fact, the year this card was issued, Cobb would capture his fourth consecutive batting crown, on the way to no one consecutive titles from 1907 – 1915! Similar to the other M116 subjects, this masterpiece is highlighted by the classic Carl Horner portrait photo also viewed on Cobb's famous T206 and Williams Caramel issues. The card's aesthetics are pack-fresh to say the least, highlighted by a sparkling/well-centered image boldly emanating vibrant facial hues. Imposing to say the least, Tyrus never looked better than in this truly underrated offering that has tremendous upside. Many players have come and gone, but Cobb's legacy will outdistance time, and we cannot imagine a finer looking heirloom than this captivating M116 "Georgia Peach" cardboard treasure!

MIN BID $1,250

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