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    Ty Cobb Single Signed Baseball Circa 1923 Acquired by a brave Michigan resident willing to approach the surly legend at Navin Field in Detroit, this OAL (Johnson) ball is one of the very earliest Cobb singles known in the hobby. As educated collectors are aware, any autograph dating from the playing days of the Georgia Peach is exceptionally scarce, but there could be no more than a tiny handful of single signed baseballs originating from the years before Cobb hung up his deadly spikes. We cannot recall the last time we saw another, if ever. In fact, the population of surviving singles from any player at all residing on baseballs from the American League presidential reign of Ban Johnson (1901-1927) is miniscule to say the least. The ball is evenly and attractively toned, with dark stamping. While the signature has lightened in the past eight decades, and is sealed with a swath of ancient shellac, it is still quite readily legible, and displays wonderfully. Further bolstering this vintage sphere's level of desirability is the lack of a personalization, as these are quite standard on the infinitely more common singles signed late in Cobb's life. An elite piece for the autograph collector who wishes to stand apart from the rest. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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