c.1920s Ty Cobb PSA Type 1 Encapsulated Photo Measures Approx. 7" x 9"
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 encapsulated Type 1 "Georgia Peach" batting 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.
No wonder the baseball writers selected Cobb as a near unanimous 1936 charter member to the newly formed baseball Hall of Fame, one of only five players to achieve Cooperstown charter member stature. Aside from the near-immaculate resolution and contrast, what makes this photo extra special is that it offers a "timeless" batting pose of the iconic Cobb as he prepares to stroke another one of his 4,189 safeties. Indeed, Tyrus is truly "zoning in" on the pitched baseball, with this 7" x 9" masterpiece revealing one of the most imposing Cobb batting illustrations you will ever come across. Synonymous with his incomparable legacy, the image has miraculously eluded any serious flaws, as the few light surface scratches/wrinkles are barely visible to the naked eye. A truly classic "Georgia Peach" offering to say the least, this first-generation heirloom would make a superb centerpiece attraction in any world-class photo or Tyrus Raymond Cobb gathering!
MIN BID $750