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    One of Cobb's last signed baseballs...

    1961 Ty Cobb Single Signed Baseball to His Nurse Six Weeks Before His Death, PSA/DNA NM-MT+ 8.5. Extraordinary keepsake commands the attention of the advanced collector for two distinct reasons. First, as an included letter of provenance from our consignor attests, this ball was autographed for a nurse at Emory University Hospital who tended to the inaugural class Hall of Famer during the last six weeks of his life. Cobb never again left the hospital after checking in at the start of June 1961, passing away on July 17th after a long battle with prostate cancer, diabetes and Bright's disease. This is unquestionably one of the very last baseballs Cobb signed.

    The exceptional condition is the other cause for excitement, as this "Official Little Star" ball survives in virtually pristine condition, nearly as fine as the non-official Cobb single that commanded $120,000 six months ago in our August 2019 Platinum Night sale. The experts at PSA/DNA assign a 9/10 rating to the autograph, and 8/10 to the ball, for the composite grade as listed. The blue ink inscription, "To Jane From Ty Cobb, 6/2/61," earns every point, as does the pale white leather of the ball's hide. Unquestionably one of the most desirable Cobb singles that Heritage has had the privilege to present to the collecting community. Letter of provenance from nephew of Cobb's nurse. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, NM-MT+ 8.5.


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    February, 2020
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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