1912 T227 Honest Long Cut Ty Cobb
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $5,287.50
Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Extraordinary example of the key card of Ty Cobb from the 1912 T227 tobacco series, issued by Miners Extra and Honest Long Cut. This is an outstanding example of one of Ty Cobb's rarest and most unusual tobacco cards. The T227 Cobb is literally more than one-hundred times rarer than the T205 or T206 tobacco cards of Ty Cobb, but its much greater rarity is far from being fully reflected in its value. This may, in part, be because T227s so rarely survive in technically high grades that they are not a focus of high-grade collectors. The belief is that these cards are rarely found in high grade because cards from this set were packaged in tobacco pouches without protection from both tobacco and from general handling. T227 “Series of Champions” are unique in design, and have the look of “giant T206s.” There are only twenty-five cards in the set, including four ballplayers. This is a very attractive card, with a far superior appearance than suggested by its technically accurate assigned grade. In Good condition, very well centered, very clean both front and back, with brilliant colors, no stains, and a few light creases. The reverse of the card features a biography of Cobb and advertising for Honest Long Cut Tobacco. This is a tremendous example in magnificent condition for this rare, uniquely designed, and in our opinion, extremely overlooked tobacco issue. One of the best of all Ty Cobb cards.
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+.
SOLD FOR $5,287.50