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    1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA NM-MT 8. Only One Higher! Feared by most, but respected by all, Tyrus Raymond Cobb was the Machiavellian ideal of the early game, forging his Cooperstown bronze in the fires of natural ability and gritted-teeth determination. Though Cobb's staggering career hits tally of 4,191 was ultimately eclipsed, many batting records remain in the Georgia Peach's sole possession to this day, most notably the .366 career batting average. In 1914, Cobb was at the middle of one of the greatest decades experienced by any player from any era. From 1910-1919 Cobb amassed 1,948 hits, batted .386 (his .368 in '14 is actually his lowest for the term) while striking out only 331 times! Although there was nothing that the word "sweet" would accurately describe the Georgia Peach, he ranks as the first or second most desirable entry from the hobby's most popular candy issue. The bold coloring and artful portraiture that characterize the set are entirely evident and tailor-made to honor Baseball's finest.

    In 1914, cards circulated inside boxes of Cracker Jacks. High grade cards from the 1915 edition exist thanks to a mail-in offer by Cracker Jack. No such option was available in 1914 leaving excellent or better examples in precious few quantities. Graded PSA NM-MT 8, this is one of five to rank at the Near-Mint to Mint level with just one another somehow managing to grade higher. An impressive example is all regards. Surfaces show only a vertical column of toning along the right that barely impacts the visual appeal. His portrait is a combination of bold hues and precision registration leaving sharp details of his now his classic batting pose that rests slightly to the right and low from perfection. The fragile-thin paper shows some very mild wear at the outer corner tips which bring to a rest our condition report. A fantastic addition to any collection or for the specialist who wants to own just one card that could adequately represent the entire hobby.


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