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    1911 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb SGC 60 EX 5. 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.

    Graded SGC 60 EX 5. With the Brunners Bread brand, it is one of only two graded EX with a trio rating higher from a total of twenty reviewed to date. The brilliant colors are made all the more impressive paired with the clean and bright border. Centering is a modest percentage away from precision. There is not a single area of surface soiling; There is no creasing and wrinkles. This is one of the most sought after Cobb card collectibles and a formidable example.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 21
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