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1907 A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcard Complete Set (16)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,088.00
Complete set of sixteen 1907 A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcards (Series 1). (Please Note: Our printed catalog refers this lot as a set minus one, as this set is missing the two-player card of Schaefer & O'Leary that has long been checklisted; however, we have never seen this card and are extremely uncertain this missing card actually exists. If by chance it does exist, then, of course, these sixteen cards represent a set minus one). Produced by the Dietsche Postcard Company of Detroit to commemorate the Tigers' participation in the 1907 World Series, this is a particularly interesting set in that it includes two poses of Ty Cobb (one batting, and one fielding), each of which qualify as Ty Cobb's true rookie card. For some reason the Cobb fielding pose is far rarer than the Cobb batting pose, to such an extraordinary extent that we can only assume the Cobb fielding pose was replaced with the batting pose early in the print run. The other Hall of Famers in the set are Sam Crawford and Hughie Jennings. All are in Vg-Ex to Vg-Ex/Ex condition, exhibiting a hint of corner and edge wear but no creases (with the exception of a small corner crease on Crawford). The only exception is the rarer Cobb fielding pose, which is in Gd-Vg condition. (An example of the rare fielding pose in high-grade recently sold on eBay for over $3,000). All have clean unused reverses. Dietsche also issued a companion set of the Cubs. The Dietsche Detroit Tigers postcard set represents an outstanding value, all the more so because it includes two Ty Cobb rookie cards, and is one of the most distinctive sets of the era. Total 16 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,088.00
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