Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1925-48 Ty Cobb Document Archive with Ten Handwritten and/or Signed Letters & Documents. Dense archive of documents represents all Cobb-related material within the files of Christy Walsh. Various newspaper clippings and copied documents are too numerous to recount fully, but the pieces signed by Cobb himself are as follows: 1) 1925 typed letter. "I have been through lots of things but this is the most uncalled for punishment that I have ever taken..." Single page on Detroit Tigers letterhead, 10/10 black ink "Ty Cobb" signature. 2) 1926 typed letter. "I was very sorry indeed to hear of your great misfortune in the death of your father..." Single page on Detroit Tigers letterhead, 9/10 blue ink "Ty Cobb" signature. 3) 1927 typed letter. "I really and truly want to retire from the game--I am getting tired of the competition and being away from my family so much..." Single page on personal letterhead, 10/10 black ink "Ty Cobb" signature. 4) 1929 handwritten letter. "Another thing consult your banker and buy now some gilt edged common stocks in high grade companies on a yield basis where quoted prices are close to book value and can get 6 to 10% return on fine stocks and you will make more money in 12 months than you ever thought you could..." Four pages on personal letterhead, signed "Ty." Ink 9/10 average. 5) 1929 handwritten letter. "There are so many other good stocks. I like General Foods, Kennecott Copper, US Steel, Coca Cola and many others..." Two pages on personal letterhead, ink 9/10 average, "Ty Cobb" signature. 6) 1950 government postcard. Cobb confirms his birthdate, signs "Ty Cobb" and adds, "Calendar fine idea, Regards, Ty." Ink 9+/10. 7) 1951 handwritten letter. "Relative to yours, I am signed to a sports or baseball calendar by Brown & Bigelow direct..." Single page on personal letterhead written and signed "Ty Cobb" in 10/10 green ink. 8) Small printed card reading "Your kind expression of sympathy is gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated." Signed "Tyrus R. Cobb" in 10/10 blue ink. 9) 1952 handwritten letter. "I regret so much I am unable to attend Luncheon and receive in person the honary (sic) award they are giving..." Two pages on personal letterhead, signed "Ty Cobb." Ink 9+/10. 10) 1953 handwritten letter. "I do not vie for prominence, I do not need it or publicity, but I do know of all the efforts in every way possible that has been put forth by New York scribes etc, to always play Ruth up. I am not egotistic (sic) but I do know the score..." Three pages on personal letterhead, signed "Ty." Green ink is 9+/10. All documents remain in fine condition with no condition problems to note. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,116

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 6 days left to consign to the 2018 August 18-19 Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your expertise, guidance through the auction process and for getting them top dollar for the cards.
    Mark F.,
    Rochester, NY
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $4,268,308