Summer, 2019 Premier Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/25/2019

Few cards in the hobby are hotter than the green background T206 Cobb; it seems that with each sale a new record is set.  Such astronomical prices realized are quickly rendering attractive specimens unaffordable, and rarely does an example hit the market that appears stronger than the assigned grades.

Such is the case with this specimen, a bright, clear and sharp example, rich with color and outstanding print registration.  Left-to-right centering is exceptional, with crisp, white borders and sharp edges.  Slightly touched lower corners keep the card from attaining even a higher grade.  The MC qualifier is due to a slight clip to the name and team at the bottom of the card; inspection under magnification yields the hints of Cobb's name and team at the very top edge as well, rendering this card just a sliver from being one of the desirable "Dual Name" print anomalies.  Regardless, the miscut is hardly obtrusive, the name and team are easily legible and the card image not at all impacted by the cut.  

That tiny miscut is to the benefit of collectors looking for a high-grade example of this card; the last recorded sale of a straight PSA 8 example of this card that we can find was for more than $150,000, and that was several years ago, before collector demand for this card reached its current height.  This is with good reason; high-grade examples of this card are extraordinarily scarce - just eight examples exist with a PSA 8 grade, and this is one of just two "qualified" 8 specimens.  With just 17 examples graded at the NM level by PSA, this is the most scarce of the four T206 Cobb poses in the higher grades.  In addition, at the higher end of the grade spectrum, green background Cobbs simply do not come to the market very frequently; just a handful of examples have found their way to public auction over the past five years.

Please note that this card is being offered with a modest reserve, well beneath the closing prices of all three examples graded PSA 6 to come to auction this year.  As is the case with any item we offer with a reserve, we will publish the exact dollar figure of the reserve within approximately 7 days of the auction close, provided that the reserve has not been met prior to that date.  Consistent with our new "active reserve" policy, the bid price will then be brought within one increment of the reserve.

A truly exceptional specimen, one of very few to be assessed at the NM-MT level, the miscut qualifier accurate but hardly distracting from the card's overall beauty.  

NOTE: Please note that the reserve on this card is set at a very modest $22,000.  Per our Active Reserve policy, the bidding is now being brought to within one increment of the reserve, and the next bid will meet the reserve.

1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (HOF - Green Back) - PSA NM-MT 8 (MC)1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (HOF - Green Back) - PSA NM-MT 8 (MC)
1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (HOF - Green Back) - PSA NM-MT 8 (MC)
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Bidding
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $7,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $27,600
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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