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1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb PSA EX 5. ...

2012 October 25 - 27 Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction- Dallas #7065

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 25, 2012
Item Activity: 11 Internet/mail bidders
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

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1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb PSA EX 5. The most sought-after entry from a short-lived, regionally focused, and very rare production, this visually engaging memento of Ty Cobb is an undisputed highlight within any vintage collection. It holds court as a most prized piece in a Cobb specific assembly. As inherently perishable as the "Butter Krust" loaves they once accompanied, the colorful D304's have few peers in the industry in terms of elusiveness or mystique. The series' personality is endearing -- on how many other cards is Ty Cobb actually smiling? Its artful employment of color makes the viewer wish that the products of General Baking Co. had been much more widely distributed, way back when. Only a substantial rewriting of history, though, could alter the facts: relatively few General Baking cards survived breakfast-table sessions in the Buffalo, New York area during the 1911-14 era, and only a tiny fraction of those that did endure picture the legendary Cobb.

This example has few faults. Mild corner wear, some very faint spot surface toning/soiling and a linear segment of surface wear account for the PSA EX 5 grade. Hues are bright and centering of the all-too important unique portrait is precise. The PSA census accounts for just fifteen total submissions encompassing a trio of General Baking brands. This is one of a pair at the excellent level with two documented at a higher tier. This is one of the most sought after Cobb card collectibles and a formidable example few others could challenge.

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