1912 Ty Cobb King of Clubs Sheet Music

Sold For: $420

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1575

Item Year: 1912

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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The 1912 King of Clubs sheet music has always been a favorite among baseball and sheet-music collectors because the cover features a prominent full-length image of Cobb posing in uniform. Illustrations of various baseball equipment along the perimeter complete the attractive cover motif. Written by William Brede and published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Illinois. If any baseball player in 1912 deserved an orchestral work written about them it was Ty Cobb, and the title of the piece could not have been more apropos. Cobb had just captured his fifth consecutive batting title in 1911 with a .420 average, thereby cementing his reputation as the game's greatest hitter. The sheet music (10 x 13.25 inches) has a small pencil notation ("$15") written on the front cover in the upper right corner (mostly hidden by the matting), as well as minor edge wear. It has been matted by means of two small pieces of tape applied to the reverse. Aside from that, the sheet music is in Excellent to Mint condition overall and displays beautifully. Matted to total dimensions of 14 x 17.75 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+.

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