1908/09 Rose Company Ty Cobb SGC 80 EX/NM 6 - The Highest Graded Example In The Hobby! One of the most graphically appealing of all baseball issues is the supremely rare Rose Company postcard. The promotion is greatly admired for the elegant gold metallic decoration, clean baseball-themed graphics and a lush green playing field enhanced by finely detailed embossing. This auction offers a selection of fresh to the hobby examples, most of them ranking as the only graded example or one of two (counting both SGC (and PSA) census reports. Considering the list of known subjects is extensive most have only populations of five or less. Currently there are barely over 350 total Rose Co. post cards on the SGC census.

    We offer the key card in the set, the great Ty Cobb! Graded SGC 80 EX/NM 6, one of only a handful confirmed to exist and is, in fact, the highest graded specimen certified by SGC. A search of the population report of PSA likewise turns up not a single other Cobb on record. Perhaps a cause for the supreme scarcity, besides the approaching centennial of its issue, is the fact that these are postcards, and as such were typically mailed rather than simply collected as tobacco cards of the age were. And while the 3.5x5.5" size of Rose Co. postcards made them more susceptible to wear (and particularly creasing/folding) than the tiny T-cards. Our offering has weathered the decades wonderfully. From the overall SGC Rose Co. population, only three have graded higher meaning not only does this card feature an All-Time Great it is one of the finest known!

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