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1909-1911 T206 Ty Cobb - Red Background (Old Mill Back)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,763
Graded EX 5 by PSA. One of the four classic poses of Ty Cobb from the T206 White Borders series, with the reverse featuring advertising for Old Mill Cigarettes. Old Mill is a scarce back, not quite in the same league as Drum or Uzit, but very unusual, especially for a red background portrait of Ty Cobb, and seen far less often the standard Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertising backs. The card is bright and clean, both front and back, very well centered, with bold colors, and even wear to the corners. The Old Mill advertising reverse is flawless, which of course is especially desirable for an unusual back T206. The SMR currently does not list the prices for T206s by backs, but we think that day will eventually come, and clearly T206s with rare and scarce backs carry a premium due to the great (and growing) interest in them among T206 collectors. This is a gorgeous T206 Cobb card with a scarce Old Mill back, and in an extremely desirable grade for this classic card. SMR value is $1,950. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $1,763
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