Lot # 28: 1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb Bat on Shoulder SGC 3 VG

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 28)
1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb Bat on Shoulder SGC 3 VG

GEORGIA PEACH TREAT!!! Some of the most coveted turn of the century baseball cards are any of the four different Ty Cobb T206 cards issued between 1909 and 1911. The Georgia Peach arguably stands as the supreme baseball legend from that era, and no baseball card carries his legacy more prominently than a T206 Cobb tobacco keepsake. Presented here is a fine T206 Ty Cobb "Bat on Shoulder" Sweet Caporal 150 Subjects memento in an eye pleasing SGC 3 VG holder. Cobb's seemingly infinite number of superlatives includes a record .366 career average and 12 batting titles over a 13 season stretch (including nine in a row). Synonymous with Cobb's worldly achievements is this superb artifact that reveals the classic Cobb "bat on shoulder" pose, as the majestic Tyrus prepares to stroke another one of his 4,189 safeties. Stellar clarity and vibrant gray, yellow and green hues are the highlights of this offering, and you can almost feel Cobb's intensity as he firmly grips his vintage lumber. Some surface soiling, even corner wear and an ever-so-slightly miscut lower edge account for the assessment. Yet as vintage collectors truly realize, it is the timeless central pose that literally brings Cobb's image to life, justifying why this T206 Cobb artifact is sought-after by a seemingly infinite number of tobacco enthusiasts!

MIN BID $1,500

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