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    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/25 Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA EX 5. When it comes to players of the Deadball Era, none remain as popular as Ty Cobb. His cards and memorabilia have increased steadily over the years. While many of his contemporaries have been forgotten or neglected, the legend of "The Georgia Peach" still captivates. The T206 "White Border" set still captivates collectors, as well. While the card of Honus Wagner gets most of the press, the T206 cards featuring Cobb are still near the top of collectibility and popularity.

    With a Sweet Caporal 350/Factory 25/District 2 back, this fine example of Ty's "Red Portrait" T206 card has been graded PSA EX 5. The centering is within the guidelines of a card with such a grade: shifted slightly to the right and to the top. The colors are strong, with a deep red background. There is some small corner and edge wear on the front. However, this card is a terrific example of this card. A total population of twenty-five. Five at this grade, only one higher.


    More Information: The T206 Ty Cobb Red Portrait Collection

    The issue is currently celebrating the 110th anniversary of its closing season, but the magnum opus of American Tobacco’s baseball card promotions has progressively revealed its deeper secrets over the course of decades since hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick filed the creation under its "T206" nomenclature. Likewise nicknamed "The Monster" for the bravery required in taming its 524 subjects into a single collection, the iconic tobacco set is frankly considerably more complex than even Burdick had imagined.

    This remarkable offering of Red Portrait Ty Cobb cards is illustrative of that point, a collection that would make hip hop pioneer Sir Mix-a-Lot proud for its unabashed fixation upon the backside. Never before has an assembly of every available advertising back for a single T206 entry been presented in a single auction, and Heritage is proud to once again break new ground for our collecting clientele. The contents range from high-quality examples of the dominant Sweet Caporal and Piedmont to the rare and renowned "Ty Cobb King of the Smoking Tobacco World" advertising that outshines even the legendary Honus Wagner for scarcity.

    All fifteen tobacco brands are present and accounted for, and even a ridiculously scarce blank-backed specimen and the fraternal twins of the T213 and T215 issues that closely mirror the T206 design. Once this Platinum Night auction scatters this assembly to the four corners of the globe, it’s unlikely the feat will ever be repeated. This is trading card history in the making, and a field of battle that will draw only the most refined and determined of cardboard connoisseurs into competition.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
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