Lot # 127: 1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb PSA 5.5 EX

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 32 (Bid History)

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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 127)
1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb PSA 5.5 EX

COBB!!! Regarding baseball card presentation, there are a handful of cards that exhibit unique and/or fascinating art-like designs seldom seen in the hobby. With that in mind, no baseball card could ever surpass the brilliant artistic designs and color patterns of the highly desirable 1911 Turkey Red cabinets. These oversized premiums were obtained by mailing in coupons from Turkey Red, Old Mill and Fez brand cigarettes, and are considered by most vintage card experts as the most attractive and exquisite cards ever issued in our treasured hobby. "Fine Art meets baseball card" as the mesmerizing color schemes and picture frame like borders combine to create the closest type illustrations within the cardboard industry comparable to the world of prestigious fine art.

A significant number of Hall of Famers were produced in this 100-card baseball set including the immortal Tyrus Raymond Cobb, and it is his highly sought after T3 Turkey Red masterpiece that is presented here in a superb POP 2 - PSA 5.5 holder. Ty Cobb's legacy cannot be over emphasized. A 1936 Hall of Fame charter member, he is always placed on baseball historians' list of the five greatest all-time players, with many still placing him at the top of the chart! This justifies why, from a card collecting perspective, he ranks with Ruth, Joe Jackson and Wagner as the most highly sought baseball collectible, and his cardboard rarities continue to achieve five figures plus. No one would argue that the Ty Cobb T3 just might reside as his quintessential baseball card due to its imposing size, brilliant colors, a picturesque Cobb batting stance depicting the fiery outfielder in his customary omnipresent state, and the renowned T3 art like borders.

The classic Cobb batting stance is accompanied by a myriad of combined deep and bright color patterns that have withstood the test of time, falling nothing short of a recently completed oil painting. Brilliant green, orange, yellow and grey colored hues create a timeless portrait, worthy of Cooperstown itself. It staggers the mind that an oversized century old issue could retain a majority of its original factory issued hues. Only some upper border toning spots and modest wear prevent this card from achieving an even higher technical assessment, yet most advanced collectors would agree that the spectacular central image eye appeal and strong "EX+" grade are more than acceptable.

What could be more rewarding than capturing an oversized card of one of baseball's five 1936 Hall of Fame Charter Members exhibiting unparalleled hues. Most impressively, a "Georgia Peach" Turkey Red is now categorized as a "Top 20 cardboard collectible, more than substantiating the notion that it should be a centerpiece attraction in any esteemed gathering!

MIN BID $10,000
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