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    1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Ty Cobb #9 Checklist Back SGC 60 EX 5. Only the most generously sized canvas is capable of successfully capturing the essence of a turn-of-the-century player and sharing the results with the observer. That magical quality is ably demonstrated by this gorgeous Cobb example, where the great hitter's posed likeness manages to impart every iota of his competitive fire and zeal for excellence. The premium's illustration -- done in the finest colors and conceding no trace of impairment in the manifestation of its artistry -- shows a man, standing, holding a bat. But a single second of concentration reveals far more. Cobb's demeanor appears to pulsate with intensity, as if, even within the context of a still photo, he's determined not to be outdone. There's no home plate in the picture, but that doesn't seem to matter to an athlete whose grim look shows that every ounce of preparation for game action is nevertheless alive and ready. The power of the scene is reinforced by fields of orange in the image's distant sky, and by the manner in which the grass and dirt field fade, as the viewer is drawn irresistibly to the center ... where Cobb returns the gaze. Just one look at this card will cause any sentient onlooker to be transfixed by its almost otherworldly properties, and mesmerized by the immortal figure's projection of will. It's an amazing phenomenon, and one that is summoned forth by few objects of any kind--let alone a baseball card.

    One of seven copies at its very favorable level (with five higher, among a total census of 60 copies). Natural and inoffensive corner and slight surface wear constitute no impediment with respect to the viewer's enjoyment of the piece's superior overall eye appeal.. A checklist itemizing Baseball and Boxing subjects from #'s 1 to 76 with the mail in offer graces the largely unblemished reverse.


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