Love of the Game February 2, 2013 Auction
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A red-background Ty Cobb portrait is one of the most iconic cards in the T206 set.  Despite its availability, the red Cobb is still highly sought-after, and "affordable" examples are rarely made available as single lots in the hobby.  

As we have learned about Rudy Strejc, we've developed an understanding of his love of cards, and his passion for collecting.  Mr. Strejc was not particularly condition-conscious; he handled his cards and kept them his entire life.  Despite the fact that many of the cards are collector-grade or less, we feel that selling all of them in large group lots would be counterintuitive to the way Strejc collected; as such, we've elected to break some of the keys into single lots and offer them individually, as a way for collectors with smaller bankrolls to get their hands on cards that would otherwise be less affordable.

This red Cobb, trimmed at the top and bottom borders, has been graded AUTHENTIC by SGC.  With an Old Mill reverse, the card is printed slightly off-register, and has hints of an "Old Mill" wet sheet transfer on the front.  Clearly, an interesting card.  From the Rudy Strejc Collection.

Population Data
SGC Population: 22 total graded, 3 at this level, 19 higher
PSA Population: 34 total graded, 0 at this level, 34 higher*

*Note: Due to PSA just recently beginning to classify T206s by back variety, it is likely that some of the many Red Cobbs graded by PSA and classified as "Unknown Back" also contain Old Mill reverses.
1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (HOF) w/Wet Sheet Transfer - SGC AUTH1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (HOF) w/Wet Sheet Transfer - SGC AUTH
1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (HOF) w/Wet Sheet Transfer - SGC AUTH
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $443
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
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