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    1910 E98 "Set of 30" Ty Cobb (Red) - PSA Mint 9 - Black Swamp Find. Now a household name among collectors with a concentration in prewar cardboard, "The Black Swamp Find" burst upon the hobby scene in the Heritage August 2012 Platinum Night auction, providing a pristine time capsule of candy cards from the heart of the sport's Dead Ball Era. Banner headlines screamed from every hobby periodical and the mainstream press followed suit, with stories in hundreds of Associated Press affiliates and a live appearance on NBC's "The Today Show." Unquestionably the Find rates as the most significant of the twenty-first century thus far, and it would take quite a revelation to dislodge the Black Swamp from that throne. It's a pedigree that should be absent from no serious collection in the theme.

    As has been well-reported, the cards were located in a forgotten box in a dusty attic, each player and color variation individually stacked and bound in twine. Ty Cobb was represented by just one background color - Red. A rather appropriate shade of blood red that finds the long-reigning Hit King in a rare fielding posture. The man with the highest career batting average once again finds himself atop the rankings. Graded PSA Mint 9.


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    December, 2019
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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