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    1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA NM-MT 8. 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, his ultimate batting record remains his .366 career batting average. No superlative seems suitably appropriate for a card such as this, it is nothing short of a monumentally valuable and impressive piece. For most of the beloved tobacco and candy issues of the era, few very high-grade examples exist. High grade gems from the snack makers' immensely popular 1914 debut edition actually do exist but in precious few quantities. Cobb was at the middle of one of the greatest decades experienced by any player. From 1910-1919 Cobb amassed 1,948 hits, batting .386 while striking out only 331 times over ten years!

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8, one of five cards PSA has reviewed to earn a NM-MT assessment, there just one rated higher that managed a mere half-grade higher. Suffice it to say, in this condition, this is one of the finest examples of one of the most desirable Cobb cards in the hobby. Look closely at the image of the Peach, painted close to a century ago, and you can see it in his eyes and stance. The captivating red background compliments his stare rather appropriately. It's one of the finest portraits in the long and impressive history of baseball card art. Extending outward, we come to four borders, turning at surprisingly high quality corners. The verso is similarly fine, toning that one would expect is gentle and inviting.


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