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    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb, Bat Off Shoulder PSA NM 7. 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 just ridiculous: .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, painted close to a century ago, and you can see it in his eyes. Though he stands before a serene background of soft pastel, the stare is one of great determination. It's one of the finest portraits in the long and impressive history of baseball card art. Graded PSA NM 7, of confirmed "Sweet Caporal" backs, this card is one of three in NM with two higher. Surprisingly for this pose, there are over four times the number of "Piedmont" backs. Extending outward from this classic image, we come to four white borders and corners offering only the slightest hint of impact to account for the grade. Otherwise we can identify no caveats worthy of mention, as colors are bright, registration is crisp. Certainly one of the finer "Bat Off Shoulder" Ty Cobb cards of any format to reach the public auction block, well deserving of its lofty professional assessment.


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