Fall, 2019 Premier Auction - Closes November 30
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The various Detroit Tigers issues from 1907 have increased exponentially in popularity and price in recent months, due in large part to the extraordinary appeal of rookie era Ty Cobb collectibles.  One of the finest of all such collectibles, this is a rare and highly sought-after team cabinet photo depicting 19 members of the Tigers, posing in front of what appears likely to be their Bennett Park dugout.  The photo is mounted to a size of 12" x 8" and appears extraordinarily crisp, with fine detail and clarity, a slight fading evident at the lower-left corner of the photo is common to all examples of this photo we have seen, though slightly more pronounced in this specimen.  The overall image contrast is remarkable, and the condition is also quite strong, some minor chipping evident at the edges of the mount, along with a corner clip at the top left and a very small tear at the right edge.  A few minor notches around the left edge of the photo itself do not interfere with the actual image, nor do a few minor abrasions here and there.  Some white markings at the upper-left of the photo appear to be in the photo itself.  

The team members pictured in the photo are identified on the mount as follows: TOP ROW (L-R): John Eubank (spelled "Eubanks"), Claude Rossman, Sam Crawford (HOF), Bill Donovan, George Mullin, Ed Willett (spelled "Willits", Fred Payne, Ed Killian; MIDDLE ROW (L-R): Davy Jones, Red Downs, Ty Cobb (HOF), Bill Coughlin, Germany Schaefer, Elijah Jones; BOTTOM ROW (L-R): Ed Siever (spelled "Seiver", Jimmy Archer, Hugh Jennings (HOF), Boss Schmidt, Charley O'Leary.  Mascot O'Brien is identified in the very front, and identified as "Irish O'Brien" in handwriting on the reverse.  Photo credit is given to Fisher-Kline Co. of Detroit, with copyright given to Heimer, as identified at the bottom-right. Some additional abrasions and wear, as well as some ink writing, are visible on the reverse. 

A truly exceptional large-format example of this very valuable and desirable photo, featuring a pennant-winning Detroit Tigers team and their future Hall of Famer Ty Cobb in his rookie season.

Spectacular 1907 Detroit Tigers Imperial Cabinet Photo w/Rookie Ty Cobb (HOF)Spectacular 1907 Detroit Tigers Imperial Cabinet Photo w/Rookie Ty Cobb (HOF)
Spectacular 1907 Detroit Tigers Imperial Cabinet Photo w/Rookie Ty Cobb (HOF)
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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $8,400
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
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