Lot # 135: Ty Cobb Signed 1939 Baseball Centennial Postal Stamp - PSA Authentic & Encapsulation

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $500.00

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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 135)
Ty Cobb Signed 1939 Baseball Centennial Postal Stamp - PSA Authentic & Encapsulation

Baseball's 1939 campaign marked our National Pastime's centennial anniversary, with Cooperstown opening its doors to the public for the first time on June 12, 1939. Joining in this historic celebration was the United States Post Office by issuing a "Centennial of Baseball" three-cent violet stamp depicting a classic baseball game scene that to this day, still stands as an extremely popular collectible with even the most sophisticated philatelists. Some 84 years ago, passionate baseball fans were so captivated by this postal issue that they pursued having one of their diamond heroes autograph the stamp, with this particular offering revealing the legendary script of the incomparable Tyrus Raymond Cobb. Boldly signed "Ty Cobb" in black fountain pen, the signature emanates approximate "8/9" strength, and has been deemed authentic and encapsulated by the prestigious PSA Company. Measuring 1-1/2" x 1", the stamp is in excellent condition, eluding any obtrusive flaws since it original 1939 issue date. Most significantly, it is signed by the player who many historians arguably consider the finest five-tool player in MLB history, with all due respect to the great Willie Mays. Cobb's record setting .366 lifetime batting average still speaks volumes amongst his peers, and this ultra-scarce signed centennial stamp would truly make an outstanding addition to any advanced "Georgia Peach" memorabilia gathering!

MIN BID $500

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