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    1908-09 Rose Co. Postcards Ty Cobb SGC VG 40. One of the most graphically appealing of all baseball issues is the supremely rare Rose Company postcard, so sought after by collectors that even the obscure nobodies book for close to $400 in VG condition. Here, however, we offer the key card in the set, the great Ty Cobb, one of only a handful still known to exist. In fact, not only is this offering the highest graded specimen ever to be certified by SGC, it is also the only one. A search of the population report of PSA likewise turns up not a single other example. Perhaps a cause for the supreme scarcity, besides the approaching centennial of its issue, is the fact that these are postcards, and as such were typically mailed rather than simply collected as tobacco cards of the age were. And while the 3.5x5.5" size of Rose Co. postcards made them more susceptible to wear (and particularly creasing/folding) than the tiny T-cards, our offering has weathered the decades wonderfully, with only edge and corner wear, and slight rubbing of the surfaces to gain the rather stingy grade of VG 40.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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