Love of the Game February 2, 2013 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/3/2013
Well-handled, collector-grade example of one of the more beautiful and iconic cards from the T206 issue.  The Ty Cobb "Bat Off Shoulder" card utilizes an image not seen elsewhere, and features the great Cobb, gripping his bat and intently staring off into the distance.

Well-worn, with significant creasing and staining, the card is well-centered with larger borders.  The opportunity to purchase an original-owner T206 does not come up often, and the Rudy Strejc provenance on this card is an indicator that this was a part of Strejc's childhood collection and passed through two generations in his family.  An outstanding opportunity to pick up a collector-grade Cobb with a more difficult back, knowing it has had just one previous owner.  From the Rudy Strejc Collection.

Population Data
SGC Population: 7 total graded, 3 at this level, 3 higher
PSA Population: 13 total graded, 2 at this level, 10 higher*

*Note that PSA only recently began classifying T206s by card back.  An additional 369 Cobb "Bat Off" cards have been graded with "unknown backs," many likely with Old Mill backs.  Of those 369, 55 have graded at this level, and 304 higher.
1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) - SGC POOR 101909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) - SGC POOR 10
1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) - SGC POOR 10
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $561
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
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