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    The rarest Cobb, the highest available grade!

    1909-1911 T206 Piedmont Ty Cobb (Green Portrait) PSA NM-MT 8. "In legend," Cobb wrote, shortly before his passing in 1961, "I am a sadistic, slashing, swashbuckling despot who waged war in the guise of sport." The truth, of course, is somewhat more complex than that, but this greatest figure of the Dead Ball Era was unquestionably the most determined ballplayer of his time (and perhaps of all time). Every great ballplayer's yin will have its yang--for Lou Gehrig, his unwillingness to rest after concussions may have been his undoing. Mickey Mantle lived every day like his last, making his last day come too quickly. And Cobb brought the same gritted teeth fervor to breaking every record in the books that he did to breaking the jaws of those who disrespected him.

    The Georgia Peach is honored four times in the most famous trading card issue of the Dead Ball Era, and the presented variation is the rarest of them all. The population of red background portraits more than doubles this green format on the PSA population chart. In fact, in the entirety of the more than 5,000 T206 Cobb variations currently residing within a PSA capsule, accounting for all "Green Portrait" T206s, the offered representation enjoys supremacy as one of eleven at the unqualified NM-MT 8 level with none higher. A statistic which should set this condition-rarity in its proper context.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Bold colors, sharp registration, clean surfaces and the utmost slightest traces of wear appear at two corners are keys to its success, with centering being the only apparent deterrent to an unequalled Mint status.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
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