Love of the Game Spring, 2014 Auction - Closes Saturday, May 31, 2014
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For budget-conscious collectors, cards like the 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb can be frustrating, because the more affordable lower grade examples tend to sacrifice a great deal in terms of eye appeal.  Particularly with Cracker Jacks, which are printed on extremely thin and flimsy paper, collector grade examples are typically rife with creases, stains, and other flaws that dramatically reduce the aesthetics of the card.

Presented is an interesting anomaly; a 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb that, save for one dramatic flaw, presents like a VG/EX or EX card.  The color is vibrant, the image clean, caramel staining is kept to a minimum.  The flaw, however, is particularly pronounced: a large chunk has been taken out of the card.  Our best guess is that the card was, at one time, tacked onto a bulletin board or something similar, and when it was removed from its location, it was simply torn away.  The result is a well-preserved card with a chunk missing from the top; graded accurately at PR 1 but presenting - save for the one obvious flaw - much more strongly.

A 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb is one of the hobby's most desirable cards, and, along with Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner and Del Pratt, is easily one of the keys to the set.  Collector grade examples do not make themselves available for public sale particularly often; the last PSA 1 example was sold on eBay in November of 2013 (this one).  Prior to that, an SGC 10 example was sold in May of 2013, with another PSA 1 sold at auction in October of 2011.  This is not a common card.  It is, despite its condition issue, a highly desirable card, one that infrequently becomes available for public sale, one of the key cards of an immensely popular set.

Population Data

PSA Population: 58 total graded, 10 at this level, 46 higher

SGC Population: 48 total graded, 4 at this level, 38 higher

1914 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb (HOF) - PSA PR 11914 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb (HOF) - PSA PR 1
1914 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb (HOF) - PSA PR 1
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,920
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
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