Lot # 125: Spectacular Ty Cobb Signed George Brace Postcard - PSA 10 GEM MINT AUTO GRADE

Category: Memorabilia

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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 125)
Spectacular Ty Cobb Signed George Brace Postcard - PSA 10 GEM MINT AUTO GRADE

GEM MINT COBB AUTO!!! Presented here is one of the finest Ty Cobb signed images we have ever had the honor of handling, a spectacular c.1950s George Brace postcard that portrays a bold PSA 10 GEM MINT signature! After the renowned photographer George Burke passed away in 1951, his longtime business partner, fellow photographer George Brace, inherited the rights to Burke's colossal archive of negatives and re-printed images of pre-war baseball players. While many of his photos do not fall into the "Type 1" category since they were re-struck off of Burke's original negatives many years after their original issue date, they still represent an amazing array of some of the finest known player images.

One such illustration is this breathtaking "Georgia Peach" real-photo postcard offering that reveals a well-contrasted black & white Cobb bust image, boldly signed "Ty Cobb" in jet black ink across his period-style Detroit Tigers jersey. One look at this awe-inspiring pose immediately substantiates why PSA awarded the timeless Ty Cobb autograph the perfect "10" assessment. We can only assume this postcard was issued sometime in the 1950's, due to understudy George Brace following in Burke's footsteps after his untimely death in 1951. The non-postmarked relatively clean postcard verso reveals the following bold red ink stamp: "GEO. BRACE PHOTO – 2638 N. Drake -Chicago 47, Ill.", with a bold "COBB, TY" ink notation near the right edge. A perfect testament for the immortal Tyrus Raymond Cobb, any signed image of the original 1936 HOF Charter Member is extremely desirable, let alone a real photo postcard issued by the renowned George Brace.

Cobb's legacy commenced when he broke into the Major Leagues with the Detroit Tigers in 1905, playing in a mere 41 games while hitting a paltry .240. Quickly, Cobb bounced back in 1906 to bat an impressive .316, the first of an unfathomable 23 consecutive years of exceeding the exalted .300 benchmark. After his sterling 1906 season, he stroked 212 hits in 1907, his first full season in which he batted .350 and captured his inaugural batting championship. Throughout his incomparable 24 seasons, he led the American League a record 12 years in batting average including an incredible 9 consecutive years from 1907 thru 1915, ultimately leading to his record setting .366 lifetime batting average. His legacy will truly outlast eternity, justifying why this sensational Ty Cobb scripted Brace postcard effectively "turns back the clock" to an era when the iconic "George Peach" ruled America's Pastime!

MIN BID $1,000

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