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    1909-11 T206 Piedmont Ty Cobb, Bat Off Shoulder PSA NM 7 (OC). Ty Cobb is unquestionably the greatest figure of the Dead Ball Era and certainly the most determined ballplayer of his time (and perhaps of all time). Every great ballplayer's yin will have its yang--for Lou Gehrig, his unwillingness to rest after concussions may have been his undoing. Mickey Mantle lived every day like his last, making his last day come too quickly. And Cobb brought the same gritted teeth fervor to breaking every record in the books that he did to breaking the jaws of those who disrespected him. Who could pass on a classic card that bares only small hints of handling? Offered is a high quality "Piedmont" tobacco card, his "Bat on Shoulder" variety, from tobacco's most popular issue. As the lofty assessment would suggest, there is very little to discuss in terms of physical shortcomings other than centering that rests low with the lowest portion of his name and team cropped off. For clarity, there is the very lightest of corner touches and very mild spot stains on the reverse. Image color and registration are essentially unimprovable.


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