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    1909-11 T206 Lenox-Black Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA Poor 1. It's one of the most recognizable and essential components of the hobby's premier tobacco issue, but the Hall of Fame's first member is not the star of this particular show. That distinction belongs to the black-ink advertising text on verso, one of the rarest of all T206 backs. Only eight Red Background Cobbs appear within the PSA population with this scarce verso. Experts have opined that Lenox represents approximately one-tenth of one percent of all T206 entries, and known player variations remain in single digits. No definitive diagnosis of the reason for this intense scarcity has been made, but it is likely no more complicated than a miniscule original distribution relative to such common brands as Sweet Caporal and Piedmont.

    Graded PSA Poor 1. The reason for the grade is pretty obvious. There is a tear and a small piece missing. The colors of his portrait are deep and it is nicely centered. Overall, there are currently 1,980 entries for this card representing all of the T206 brands on the PSA census. Currently, only eight... eight out of 1,980 or less than one-half of one-percent!

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