1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder "Ty Cobb Steals Third" Ty Cobb/Jennings SGC EX/NM 80

Sold For: $3,900

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 442

Item Year: 1912

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC. Of the 99 examples of this card graded to date, only three examples have ever been graded higher by SGC. Exceptionally attractive high-grade example of the key classic Ty Cobb card from the T202 Hassan Triple Folders set. The "Ty Cobb Steals Third" center-panel card, with Ty Cobb and Hughie Jennings on the end panels, is the premier card featuring Cobb in the T202 set. In the eyes of most collectors, this is the card that defines the T202 set, the classic combination of center and end panels. T202 Triple Folders are one of the most condition sensitive prewar issues, and are often downgraded due to the most minute flaws that are characteristic of the issue. That is why a EX/NM Triple Folder is statistically a far better card, and often has a far superior appearance, than an EX/NM card from many other vintage sets. This card is bright, crisp, and clean, with four sharp corners, vibrant colors, and is centered just slightly to the left. It is a gem! This strong high-grade key T202 example would be a worthy addition to any advanced tobacco, Ty Cobb, or classic prewar-card collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.

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