There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
80045

1912-13 T215 Red Cross - Type 2 Ty Cobb PSA Fair 1.5 - The Only PSA-Graded Example! ...

2011 August Chicago Signature Vintage Sports Collectibles Platinum Auction #7037

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Buy Now:
$15,000
Buy Now From Owner

The owner of this item has indicated they would sell this item at this amount.

Make Offer to Owner
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Aug 4, 2011
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders
1,304 page views
Location: Muvico
9701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

Description:
1912-13 T215 Red Cross - Type 2 Ty Cobb PSA Fair 1.5 - The Only PSA-Graded Example! There is one superlative which seems suitably appropriate for a card such as this. No, not scarce, or rare, but "Impossible!" Yes, the image is the classic "Bat Off Shoulder" pose found in other tobacco card promotions of the same era, but this is no simple twin. Lines like "Pop One-of-One" or "Highest Grade Known" are typically reserved for the lofty Mint 9 or Gem MT 10 cards, but both terms are fitting here as well. As a matter of fact this is the ONLY RED CROSS TYPE 2 of Ty COBB to be graded by PSA! By comparison, there are just under 130,000 T206's encased in PSA holders. One can surmise Cobb's Georgia roots accounts for the existence of this southern-based card.

The card was issued the year after Cobb completed what was arguably the finest campaign of his storied career. His League-leading numbers in the 1911 season are astonishing: .420 average, 248 hits, forty-seven doubles, twenty-four triples, 127 RBIs, eighty-three stolen bases! Despite his uneasy relationship with the fans and press that may have kept him out of the running other seasons, the American League had no choice but to crown him Most Valuable Player, the only year he was honored as such.

Cobb stands before a serene background of soft pastel, his stare the picture of determination. It's one of the finest portraits in the long and impressive history of baseball card art. The back displays the distinctive red "Red Cross Tobacco" advertising, only marginally affected by creasing, mild surface soiling, and a small area of surface loss. Extending outward from his classic image, we come to four blunt corners and the unmistakable "COBB, Detroit" in bold blue ink establishing this card as the coveted Red Cross Type 2, a crowning achievement present today in no more than one or two Cobb collections. Fair with superior visual appeal.

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Sportscard (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image


FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
904,038
bidder-members
$990,355,904
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Consign to the 2015 February 21 - 22 Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction - New York .
Learn About Consigning With Us
You have a great company. I have bid with your firm at least 11 years.
V.A.,
New York, NY
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
VISIT HERITAGE ON THE ROAD
Map of upcoming Heritage events

Heritage Events Calendar

Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club
11/1-3/3/2014
Toronto Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo
11/8-10/2014
[ view all events » ]
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 September 25 - 26  Sports Collectibles Golf Catalog Auction - Dallas
2014 September 25 - 26 Sports Collectibles Golf Catalog Auction - Dallas
REALIZED $1,297,048
SPORTS SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey