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1914 B18 Blankets Collection (6) Including Cobb and Jackson

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,175

Collection of six B18 blankets, all ranging in grade from Ex to Ex-Mt, highlighted by Ty Cobb and Joe Jackson . These 5.25-inch squares of “flannel baseball cards” were issued in 1914, with several popular brands of tobacco. They are referred to as “blankets” because they were intended to be sewn together to create bed covers, pillowcases, etc. Often overlooked by collectors, B18s are beginning to be recognized both for their scarcity, and for the exceptional value they represent compared to many other 1910-era baseball tobacco issues. Collection of six B18s: (color refers to pennants, infield, or basepaths, per The Standard Catalog checklist): Ty Cobb (white), Foster (green), Joe Jackson (yellow), Shanks (green), Wagner (green), and J. Walsh (green). An impressive small group including legendary Joe Jackson and Hall of Famer Ty Cobb. Total: 6 blankets. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,175


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