Circa 1910 Ty Cobb Original Photograph by Charles Conlon, PSA/DNA Type 1. It wasn't the prettiest swing in the world--not the poetry in motion of a Joe DiMaggio or a Ken Griffey, Jr.--but nobody could deny its effectiveness. This marvelous image of the Georgia Peach preparing for battle finds the inaugural class Hall of Famer at the pinnacle of his prime, a photo that ranks with the most famous to feature this fierce competitor. The perfect focus and framing suggests a creator that the stamping on verso confirms: Charles M. Conlon, the most celebrated photographer of the Dead Ball Era game. His handwritten notation identifies the subject: "Ty Cobb, Detroit."

    The rare landscape format measures just a hair under 7x5" in size and presents without a flaw worthy of mention. A cornerstone piece in even the finest of pre-war baseball photography collections. LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.

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