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1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,350
Graded FAIR 20 by SGC. Very attractive low-grade T3 of Ty Cobb, the key card of the 1911 Turkey Red Tobacco cabinet-card series. Turkey Reds are considered by many to be the most beautiful and well made tobacco set ever issued. Cobb is not just the most valuable card in the set, it also one of the most well known and popular of all Ty Cobb cards. This example is bright and crisp, both front and back, with bold colors, perfect centering, and no major creases affecting the image area (a couple light surface creases in the borders; one touches Cobb's foot). There are a couple insignificant light stains on the right border and in the lower left corner on the reverse. The lower right corner is damaged. Technically in FAIR condition, this is a card which aside from the lower right corner being chewed up displays as Vg-Ex condition, and provides collectors a rare, relatively affordable alternative to a far more expensive high-grade example without compromising on all of the most important display value qualities of the card. This is a very impressive-looking, technically low-grade example of one of card collecting's most classic cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,350
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