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1911 D304 Brunners Ty Cobb PSA NM-MT 8. 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 among the hobby's most prized pieces. As inherently perishable as the "Butter Krust" loaves they once accompanied, the colorful D304's -- assuming one can find them at all -- 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? -- and 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 Brunners cards survived breakfast-table sessions in the Buffalo, New York area during 1911-12, and a tiny fraction of those that did endure picture the legendary Cobb. As far as condition goes, that's another matter altogether, as virtually all D304's were well-circulated. At the factory, at the grocer's, inside the shopping bag, and upon opening. But not this one.

A truly incredible, barely touched exemplar, the D304 Cobb presented here boasts exclusive "1 of 1" status as the lone copy of this depiction documented at its tier. In other words, this is the best one of its kind on earth. There are simply none finer, and the card's PSA census accounts for just five other, significantly lesser specimens. The piece's delicate cardstock betrays no evidence of jostling, moisture or careless treatment while riding with its package's original cargo and, clearly, it has experienced no mishaps since. The obverse discloses a beautiful player image with all hues brightly expressed and well-defined. Centering has been accomplished with precision between snow-white borders, and the back is likewise uncommonly fresh. A one-of-a-kind Cobb collectible from an impossibly challenging release!

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