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    1930's Ty Cobb Owned and Used Golf Clubs. For the millions of collectors that would love to own a baseball bat used by the Dead Ball era's greatest star but can't stomach the massive price tag, we present an intriguing offering of artifacts from Cobb's second favorite sport. The canvas bag and twelve clubs it holds were once owned and operated by a post-retirement Georgia Peach, who surely played the game with the same singular desire to win that made him one of baseball's all time greats. The clubs and bags show their age, with the former toned by oxidation and the latter exhibiting a fair degree of wear and one silver dollar-sized hole. There is no physical attribution to Cobb, but the provenance is unquestionable. Included is a modern print of a photograph of Cobb on the links.


    The Rex Teeslink Archive of Ty Cobb Memorabilia
    When the great Tyrus R. Cobb passed away at Emory University Hospital after a long cancer battle at the age of seventy-four, Rex Teeslink and Cobb's nurse were the only two people at Cobb's bedside. Teeslink had developed a close friendship with the dying legend over the course of approximately two years that he served as Cobb's caretaker while attending medical school, and the Hall of Famer's affection for the young man is clear in the letters he sent and the artifacts he willed to him. Now approximately the same age that Cobb had been during their time together, Teeslink has released the following artifacts to the collecting public, some of the most unique and intriguing material from the legendary Georgia Peach ever to make their debut at public auction. Each lot will be accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Teeslink.




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    April, 2009
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
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