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    1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) SGC 86 NM+ 7.5 - The Finest SGC Example! In 1911, the probable date of this card's birth, Tyrus Raymond Cobb was at the apex of his considerable powers. His league-leading numbers that season are staggering: .420 average, 248 hits, 47 doubles, 24 triples, 127 RBIs, 83 stolen bases! Despite his vicious temperament that likely kept him out of the running other seasons, the American League had no choice but to crown him Most Valuable Player, the only season he was honored as such. Look closely at the image of the Peach, taken well over a century ago, and you can see it in his eyes. He sits here before a fiery red backdrop so profoundly appropriate and the ideal complement to the stare which is one of great determination. It's one of the finest portraits in the long and impressive history of baseball card art.

    Graded SGC 86 NM+ 7.5. This Old Mill/Red Portrait back ranks atop a humble sampling of only thirty-two submissions. It's status as "Finest Known" is a befitting honor for the man most consider baseball's finest. Glowing white borders diverge only minimally from perfect centering. Corners expose only the slightest touches. Otherwise we can identify no caveats worthy of mention. Vivid hues and precise registration combine for a portrait that is beyond compare. At this quality level, product branding is almost irrelevant. The ever so faint "Old Mill" sheet transfer just adds to the allure and a prelude for the information to come via a quick flip.


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