Fall, 2018 Premier Auction
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Unquestionably the key to what many believe to be the most beautiful of the cabinet card issues, the T3 Turkey Red Ty Cobb certainly qualifies as "iconic" among prewar collectors, the image of Cobb glaring at the viewer, choked up on the bat, belt buckle pulled to the side, is recognizable by virtually everyone in our hobby.  This example is a stunner, graded VG 3 by SGC due largely to wear at the edges; as with actual cabinet photos, the "mount" has protected the image from most blemishes and damage.  The checklist-backed reverse is similarly strong, some light surface wear evident near the bottom of the card.  As with other cards from the issue, the T3 Cobb is often found in lower grade, as many young collectors displayed the oversized cabinets by tacking them to their walls or mounting them in albums; pinholes and back damage are common.  Of the 67 Cobbs graded by SGC with the "checklist back," Just 15 have graded higher than this.  PSA's percentages are similar; of 120 graded, just 33 have graded above VG.  Beyond the technical assessment, however, one must consider the quality of the image itself, which, in this case, is extremely strong.  An outstanding card, one of the hobby's true "blue chips."

1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb (HOF) - SGC VG 31911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb (HOF) - SGC VG 3
1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb (HOF) - SGC VG 3
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,100
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
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