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    1933 Sport Kings Ty Cobb #1 PSA NM-MT 8. While there is little dispute that the Wagner T206 inhabits the throne as king of the card collecting world, back in 1910 Ty Cobb was presented, albeit briefly, as the "King of the Smoking Tobacco World." A re-coronation of sorts occurred in 1933 when Goudey's "Sports Kings Gum" confirmed his status as baseball card royalty. Topping even Babe Ruth for the number one spot (the Bambino was card number two), the tough kid from the state of Georgia starts off a commemorative issue that features the best from the Golden Age of boxing (Dempsey, Tunney), hockey (Shore, Bailey), football (Grange, Thorpe) and many others. The mixture of Cobb's eternal star power, his appearance as number one card and, of course, the card's advanced age make this one of the toughest cards to find in a high grade. Population reports confirm this. Of the almost 450 Cobb Sport Kings to pass through the PSA offices, this entry is among the top in its class.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8, one of twenty-five at the level, five higher. Centering rests slightly low and to the right of center. Corner wear is largely limited to a pair of tips. Surfaces are clean. A slow and critical review revealed no additional flaws. The centering of 60/40 is well within an acceptable range for Depression-era cardboard. An attractive card that would elevate the status any vintage collection.


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    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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