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    1912 J. Koenigsberg (J=K) Candy Ty Cobb SGC Poor 1 - Previously Unknown! A half-century, the 1933 R306 Buttercream series was considered complete at 29 confirmed subjects. Usually such an odd number meant there just had to be a thirtieth subject at some point and was that card pulled for some reason or was just never produced with another being double printed that kept kids thinking there was another card they needed to find. In the case of the Buttercream set a double print is too hard to determine as everyone in the entire series is scarce.

    But it was the late 1980's when whispers turn to shouts when the 30th R306 was discovered and it was none other than Babe Ruth! The 1912 J. Koenigsberg (J=K) Candy series is far more elusive than R306s. The set was advertised as "Full Series of 100 Players" but as of 2020 there has yet to be fifty known names on the J=K roster. The set was home to names like Collins, Lajoie, Wagner and Mathewson... but where was Cobb? While it is always exciting to dream, about a J=K card featuring Ty Cobb ever be found? We now know the answer is a resounding, "Yes, Yes, YES!" His portrait is the same as his iconic T206 and W600 portraits which we know are the work of Carl Horner is a bonus as if one was needed.

    Graded SGC Poor 1. This is the only confirmed example. Statements like "highest graded," and "none higher" are moot points. This is a card that as far as we know is one needed by every Cobb fan on the planet!


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    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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