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    1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA EX 5. Feared by most, but respected by all, Tyrus Raymond Cobb was the Machiavellian ideal of the early game, forging his Cooperstown bronze in the fires of natural ability and gritted-teeth determination. Though Cobb's staggering career hits tally of 4,191 was ultimately eclipsed, many batting records remain in the Georgia Peach's sole possession to this day, most notably the .366 career batting average. In 1914, Cobb was at the middle of one of the greatest decades experienced by any player from any era. From 1910-1919 Cobb amassed 1,948 hits, batted .386 (his .368 in '14 is actually his lowest for the term) while striking out only 331 times! Although there was nothing that the word "sweet" would accurately describe about the Georgia Peach, he ranks as the first or second most desirable entry from the hobby's most popular candy issue.

    Graded PSA EX 5, this is one of thirteen to rank at the EX level with eleven rating higher. In 1914, cards circulated inside boxes of Cracker Jacks alone and unprotected. High grade cards from the immensely popular 1915 edition actually exist thanks to a mail-in offer by Cracker Jack. No such option was available in 1914 leaving excellent or better examples in precious few quantities. An impressive example overall, as surfaces show minor areas of light to modest staining. The fragile-thin paper has worn slightly at the corners, the upper left shows a slight bend. His portrait is crisp and well defined so we thank the bold hues and precision registration of his now classic batting pose. A great example of one of Cobb's best card collectibles.


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