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    1921 Ty Cobb & Son Dual-Signed Game Used Baseball. Though it's been written that the elder Cobb beat his son with a whip when he flunked out of Princeton, they apparently shared a happier moment late in the 1921 American League season as the boy visited Fenway Park to watch his father's Tigers defeat the hometown Red Sox. Presented is what we must assume to be a game used OAL (Johnson) ball from that contest, as the iconic Hall of Famer provides the details of the contest in a magnificent panel-filling inscription: "Tyrus Cobb, Detroit Tigers, Detroit 7 Boston 2, Sept-13-21." His boy balances the design by applying his autograph to the adjacent panel, adding a "Sept. 14, 1921" notation, either a mistake or an indication that Junior's signature came a day later. Each survives remarkably well thanks to an effective vintage coating of shellac, rating 8/10 on the boldness meter. One of the nicest playing-days Cobb autographs we've found on horsehide, and the only occurrence of Ty, Jr. of which we are aware. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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