1948 Ty Cobb Signed Check

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1555

Item Year: 1948

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Ty Cobb personal check, dated July 29, 1948, signed in black ink (grading "6/7") by “Tyrus R. Cobb.” The check, drawn on the First National Bank of Nevada, features Ty Cobb’s preprinted name along the left front border and has been made out to “P. G. & E. Co.” in the amount of $5.88. The company's stamped endorsement appears on the reverse. Although there are many Cobb checks (he saved everything and his family made literally hundreds of checks available after his passing, in exchange for a donation to the charitable Cobb Educational Foundation), they have always been considered a classic by collectors. The check (8.25 x 3 inches) displays standard bank cancellation stamps and perforations, a moderate vertical fold, and a tiny stain in the upper right corner. In Very Good condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.

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