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Extremely rare "fielding" pose variation from the 1907 Dietsche Postcards set, issued in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers' appearance in the 1907 series.  Two Cobb poses were included with the issue - one picturing Cobb batting, and another picturing him fielding, but for some reason, the fielding pose is far more difficult to obtain than the batting counterpart.  The theory, of course, is that the "fielding" pose was made available in 1907 but was replaced in subsequent printings, while the "batting" pose was included in both 1907 and 1908.  Indeed, According to the population reports of SGC, 42 examples of the "batting" pose of Cobb's Dietcshe issue have been graded, against just 7 of the "fielding" (with 22 additional where the pose is not catalogued, which, of course, could contain some of the more scarce pose).  The PSA populations are similar: 50 graded examples of the "batting" pose, with just 11 of the "fielding."  Unquestionably, this is a rare card.  In addition, while there are a number of different postcards issued in 1907 that feature Cobb, this is generally considered to be the earliest of them all, making it frequently considered to be his rookie card.

The card has been recently graded by SGC, with an overall strong image quality depicting Cobb lunging for what appears to be a falling popup.  Though postally unused, the card does exhibit some noticeable surface wear, with a surface abrasion resulting in paper loss at the lower-left edge of the card.  Edge chipping and corner wear are consistent with the grade.  A very rare "fielding" pose of Ty Cobb, often considered his "rookie" card, from the Dietsche postcard set.

1907 Dietsche Postcards Ty Cobb (HOF - Fielding) - SGC F 1.51907 Dietsche Postcards Ty Cobb (HOF - Fielding) - SGC F 1.5
1907 Dietsche Postcards Ty Cobb (HOF - Fielding) - SGC F 1.5
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Minimum Bid: $750
Final prices include buyers premium.: $13,200
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Auction closed on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
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