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    1909-11 T206 Hindu-Red Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) PSA VG-EX 4 - One of Only Six Known.




    This is the second time Heritage has had the pleasure to offer this striking card. It was in 2014 that a newly discovered collection of hundreds of E254s, T205s and T206s - all passed down through one family - walked into the Heritage offices. At the time, we stated, "This is a card that once procured does not become available in the foreseeable future." It took five years for a second bite at the red "Hindu" apple. It is still one of the rarest front/back T206 Ty Cobb combinations. Just how rare? The revered "Ty Cobb, King of the Smoking Tobacco World" back has now been graded nineteen times, the Red Hindu brand has been confirmed only six times. There certainly may be one or two others but any significant additions to the current population is pure speculation.

    Graded PSA VG-EX 4. This is one of two cards tied as the highest grade on record from a total pop of just six. Colors are very strong. Centering is close to perfect. The white frame only mildly affected by spot discoloration. Corners show some consistent wear and a quick flip reveals a clean back and oh, yes, that striking red Hindu ad. The final stars aligned with Cobb's now iconic portrait perfectly registered. It is the prototype for the mid-grade card, until you get to the Hindu ad, then you realize just what an astounding find this is. The hobby now has another example to enjoy of one of the most significant T206 subjects paired with a rare back.


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    July, 2019
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
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