Fall, 2019 Premier Auction - Closes November 30
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Highly desirable card from the 1907 Dietsche Postcards issue, one of the earliest cards of the Hall of Fame outfielder, issued in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers' appearance in the 1907 series.  The Dietsche issue included two poses of Cobb - one picturing him fielding (which, it is theorized, was issued only in 1907) and this one, picturing him batting (which was issued in both 1907 and 1908).   This particular example was issued in 1907, as indicated on the copyright date printed on the card reverse - a true rookie postcard.

As prices realized for the "fielding" pose have escalated (Love of the Game was the first auction company to sell a low-grade "fielding" Cobb for more than $10,000 in the fall of 2018), the "batting" pose has followed suit, with collector-grade examples beginning to approach that plateau as of late.

This is an extremely attractive midgrade example, graded VG/EX 4 by SGC due largely to some chipping at the upper-right corner along with some very mild surface wear.  The image quality is strong, the corners and edges sharp, with just 20 or so examples graded higher than this between PSA and SGC.  A truly exceptional card from Ty Cobb's first full season, well-preserved and boasting outstanding eye appeal. 

Sharp 1907 Dietsche Postcards Ty Cobb (HOF RC - Batting) - SGC VG/EX 4Sharp 1907 Dietsche Postcards Ty Cobb (HOF RC - Batting) - SGC VG/EX 4
Sharp 1907 Dietsche Postcards Ty Cobb (HOF RC - Batting) - SGC VG/EX 4
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Minimum Bid: $2,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,380
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
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