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    Circa 1930 Ty Cobb Studio Photographs Lot of 2. Pair of studio shots appear to date to the final years of Cobb's active career or the beginning of his very successful retirement from the sport he dominated. Each finds a well-dressed legend grinning slightly, masterfully captured in warm sepia tones. Each image measures approximately 6x9", with one set in wide white borders that extends the dimensions to 9.5x15". Each derives from Boston's "Champlain Studios," and is housed in their folders. Some very minor staining to the larger shot, otherwise each presents as EX-MT or better.


    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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    Auction Dates
    April, 2009
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
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