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    1933 Sport Kings Ty Cobb #1 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, One Higher. 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 at the highest grade levels. Population reports confirm this.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. One of three cards known to have survived in MINT condition with one rated higher by PSA. Of the almost 600 (w/qualified grades) Ty Cobb Sport Kings to pass through the PSA offices, this entry is among the top in its class. Centering rests a sliver to the left of center. Corner wear is virtually non-existent and seen in one corner only under magnification. Surfaces are clean. A slow and critical review reveals no additional flaws. Colors are deep, saturated and inviting. His portrait is vivid with crisp details confirming accurate inks alignment. An attractive card that would elevate the status any vintage collection.


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    July, 2020
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
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