1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background - Old Mill Back

Sold For: $1,320

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 601

Item Year: 1909

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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One of the four classic poses of Ty Cobb from the T206 White Borders series, with the reverse featuring advertising for Old Mill Cigarettes. Old Mill is a scarce back, not quite in the same league as Drum or Uzit, but very unusual, especially for a red background portrait of Ty Cobb, and seen far less often the standard Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertising backs. The card is well centered, with bold colors, and honest wear to the corners. Graded FAIR 20 by SGC, moderate creasing and a modest amount of back damage from scrapbook removal accounts for the assigned grade. The Old Mill advertising reverse is boldly printed, which of course is especially desirable for an unusual-back T206. This is a solid low-grade T206 Cobb card with a scarce Old Mill back that, while not costing a fortune, is and will always be a true vintage-card collecting classic. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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