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    1909 E102 "Set of 25" Ty Cobb PSA EX-MT 6 - Pop Two, None Higher. Ty Cobb once said "A ball bat is a wondrous weapon," and arguably none in the sport's history have been as proficient in its use. Though Pete Rose famously knocked the Peach from his perch in 1985, it's only fair to report that Charlie Hustle recorded 14,053 at bats compared to Cobb's 11,434. Had the Hall of Fame's first inductee kept his average pace through another 2,600 at bats to match Rose's chances, he'd be the sole member of the 5,000 Hit Club. Cobb remains the career leader with a .366 batting average, a record as safe as any in American sport. The great batsmen rests on his "wondrous weapon" with a sly gaze possibly toward a pitcher who may not know what is coming at him. Add in a glorious yellow/orange sky backdrop and one gets an iconic depiction of Cobb from the early candy/caramel card era.

    The E102 series has always been a mystery for different reasons. The manufacturer of this scarce issue is unknown and the set is almost identical in design to E92, E101, E105, and E106 issues of the same era. Part of its immense appeal was the 1908 date in the ACC which meant this card was unquestionably his rookie card, with all due respect to post card collectors. We know that date is not true and 1909 is accurate. All of the 25 players in the set are listed on the verso of each card, thus the "Set of 25" name when there are secondary poses of four players completing the set. Here we present the undisputed key card from the issue - Ty Cobb.

    Graded PSA EX-MT 6. Colors are so rich and inviting. The classic image of Cobb, leaning on the lumber that made him a legend, rests to the right which that along with some corner wear (primarily the top two) to explain the PSA assessment. Cobb's total E102 population is just thirty-six. This is one of two in EX-MT with none graded higher.


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