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    1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) PSA NM-MT 8. In 1911, the probable date of this card's birth, Tyrus Raymond Cobb was at the apex of his considerable powers. His league-leading numbers that season are staggering: .420 average, 248 hits, forty-seven doubles, twenty-four triples, 127 RBIs, eighty-three stolen bases! , the American League had no choice but to crown him Most Valuable Player, the only season he was honored as such. Look closely at the image of the Peach, painted over a century ago, and you can see it in his eyes. Though he stands before a serene background of soft pastel, the stare is one of great determination. It's one of the finest portraits in the long and impressive history of baseball card art.

    Counting all brands, this is one of fourteen in NM-MT 8 condition, with five rated higher. Among the "Piedmont" population, this card is one of nine at the grade, with just five superior. Glowing white borders diverge only slightly from equality, while corners expose just the slightest touches at two tips. Otherwise we can identify no caveats worthy of mention. Vivid hues and precise registration combine for a portrait that borders on the unimprovable. A visually stunning card.


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