Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options

    Description

    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/25 Ty Cobb (Portrait-Green) SGC EX 5. Ty Cobb's portrait from the T206 series has become so much more than a depiction of a man. The formal portrait has reached "icon" status and has been a driving force in the vintage card market for the longest time but never more so than in the last five years. With a lean toward the personality of the man himself - a fiery debate can be had to which is the more desirable - the "Red Portrait" or the more scarce "Green Portrait" variety which we are offering here. From the earlier days of production we present an example with a "Sweet Caporal - 150 Subjects" ad and factory 25caption.

    This one grabs your attention thanks to a vibrant and blemish-free frame that very consistently surrounds a bold portrait that presents a challenge should one hope to improve upon the deeply saturated hues and precise print registration. The back is clean save for a lone stock imperfection in the left border. Gentle wear affecting portions of the reverse surface accounts for the vast majority of the points passed by SGC. Graded SGC EX 5. This is a very strong mid-grade example with a virtually unimprovable portrait, easily exceeding its technical grade in visual strength. Considering the prices now being achieved by cards with higher technical grades, this card certainly must be considered a wise investment as it can stand toe-to-toe on visual appeal.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    22nd-24th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 39
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 957

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Jul 22, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 9 days left to consign to the 2022 January 27 - 28 Winter Sports Card Catalog Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The hammer price for my Mantle card significantly exceeded my admittedly conservative estimations, and I couldn't be more pleased.
    George T.,
    Pinetop, AZ
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search