1907-1909 H. M. Taylor Postcard Ty Cobb - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $4,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 170

Item Year: 1907

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded EX 60 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Magnificent high-grade example of one of Ty Cobb's true rookie cards, from the highly-regarded H. M. Taylor Detroit Tigers postcard set, issued in 1907. This card (along with the Novelty Cutlery, Dietsche, and Wolverine News postcards 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 certainly worthy of consideration for that claim, a distinction that is reasonably shared with several issues dating from Cobb's earliest days in the Majors. This example has never been mailed. There is no writing on the postcard reverse. Light wear to the corners and no creases or wrinkles. The H. M. Taylor Detroit Tigers postcard of Ty Cobb represents an outstanding and perhaps overlooked value compared to most other early Cobb cards, including those issued a couple of years later which are also widely recognized by many collectors as Cobb's rookie cards. This is an extremely attractive example of one of Cobb's most elusive early cards and one that qualifies as one of his true rookie cards.
Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.

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