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    1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb PSA EX-MT 6! The most sought-after entry from a short-lived, regionally focused, and very rare production, this visually engaging memento of Ty Cobb is an undisputed highlight within any vintage collection. It holds court as a most prized piece in a Cobb specific assembly. As inherently perishable as the "Brunners" loaves they once accompanied, the colorful D304's have few peers in the industry in terms of elusiveness or mystique. The series' personality is endearing -- on how many other cards is Ty Cobb actually smiling? Its artful employment of color makes the viewer wish that the products of General Baking Co. had been much more widely distributed, way back when. Only a substantial rewriting of history, though, could alter the facts: relatively few General Baking cards survived breakfast-table sessions in the Buffalo, New York area during the 1911-14 era, and only a tiny fraction of those that did endure picture the legendary Cobb.

    As far as condition goes, this example truly has few faults, even if you can call them that. There is not a single area of surface soiling, no creasing, no wrinkles and four equally clean borders. Corner quality is more in line with a card bearing a higher technical assessment as there is some modest wear but all corners come to a 90-degree angle, and the same goes for coloring and centering. An ideal minimally handled exemplar, this card has been graded PSA EX-MT 6. For the Brunners brand, it is one of only thirteen total "Brunners" backs graded to date and the second highest on record. The obverse discloses a beautiful player image with all hues brightly expressed and well-defined. Centering has been accomplished with precision between the snow-white borders, and the back is uncommonly clean. This is one of the most sought after Cobb card collectibles and a formidable example few others could challenge. Total population is only fourteen, this is the only card to garde EX-MT, there is just one higher.


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