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    1911-14 D304 Martens Bakery Ty Cobb SGC 30 Good 2 - The Only SGC Example! 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 "Butter=Krust" and "Little General Bread" 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 could alter the facts: relatively few D304 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, an even smaller sample display "Martens Bakery" advertising.

    Graded SGC 30 Good 2, this is the only "Martens Bakery" Ty Cobb noted on the SGC census report. The PSA census added a lone example with a qualified grade. There is mild staining in the upper right; creasing in the lower right; corners show wear associated with the "VG/EX" or "EX" grade levels. The unique portrait is bright and centering is precise. This is one of the most sought after Cobb card collectibles and a formidable example with strong visual appeal.


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