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1907 Wolverine News Detroit Tigers Postcard Collection Including Ty Cobb Rookie (11)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,350
Collection of eleven 1907 Wolverine News Detroit Tigers Postcards (10 different of the 20 in the set plus one duplicate), highlighted by Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Hughie Jennings (two different poses). Produced by the Wolverine News Company to commemorate the Tigers' participation in the 1907 World Series, this is a particularly interesting set in that it includes one of Ty Cobb's true rookie cards. This card (along with the Dietsche postcard of Cobb issued in the same year) is considered by many collectors to be Ty Cobb's true rookie card. A number of other issues can also lay claim to that important distinction. While we realize that the definition of what is a player's rookie card can sometimes be very controversial and can vary from collector to collector, the postcard issues of 1907 are worthy of consideration for that claim, a distinction that is reasonably shared with several issues dating from Cobb's earliest days in the Majors. The collection is comprised of the following: Ty Cobb (technically in Gd condition due to writing on the front and back, otherwise displays as Excellent), Coughlin (Vg), Donovan/pitching (Vg-Ex), Downs (Vg), Hughie Jennings/manager (Vg-Ex), Hughie Jennings/coaching line (Gd), two Killian (Gd and Pr), Mullin (Ex), Rossman (Gd), and Schmidt (Gd). Dimensions: 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Total: 11 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,350
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