c.1920s Ty Cobb "Portrait" PSA Type 1 Encapsulated Henry Miller News Service Photo - Measures Approx. 6" x 8"
The immortal Tyrus Raymond Cobb will forever be considered as one of the greatest all-around players to ever grace a baseball diamond, and this remarkable PSA Type 1 "Georgia Peach" portrait photo stands as one of the finest images of the legendary batsman. From the first day Cobb put on his Detroit Tigers uniform in 1905, he displayed an unparalleled thirst for being the "best of the best". In 1906, he batted an impressive .316, the first of an unfathomable 23 consecutive years of exceeding the esteemed .300 benchmark. Throughout his incomparable 24 seasons, he led the American League a record 12 years in batting average including an incredible nine consecutive years from 1907 thru 1915! He also happened to exceed the exalted .400 mark three times, with all of the above totaling to an unimaginable .366 lifetime average that still resides as our National Pastime's all-time mark.
Aside from the unparalleled iconic image, what makes this 6" x 8" photo extra special is Cobb's jaw-dropping stoic facial expression that literally transcends time to an era when he was widely regarded as baseball's greatest player. The revered outfielder is donning his period style Detroit uniform and cap, with the museum worthy black & white central image revealing spectacular clarity and contrast as well as no obtrusive flaws. The only notable blemish is a lower right corner chip, and the verso includes a rather large HENRY MILLER NEWS SERVICE credit stamp. Unquestionably sufficing as one of the more imposing first-generation Ty Cobb illustrations, this remarkable heirloom surely merits a final resting place in one of the hobby's most esteemed photo gatherings!
MIN BID $300