Lot # 187: 1908 A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcard Ty Cobb Batting

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2018",
which ran from 4/13/2018 12:00 PM to
5/6/2018 12:00 PM

Graded VG+ 45 by SGC. Very attractive example of Ty Cobb's second-year card, from the extremely rare A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers postcard set (Series 2) issued in 1908. Originally produced by the Dietsche Postcard Company of Detroit to commemorate the Tigers' participation in the 1907 World Series, these postcards were also issued in two more series, in 1908 and 1909. The three series are distinct; each is identifiable by a copyright year on the reverse and subtle differences to the front (notably the inclusion of a player's last name next to his image). The 1908 Dietsche Detroit Tigers postcard series is considerably rarer than the far more well-known 1907 Dietsche Tigers set. Even samples from the 1908 issue are rarely seen. This is only the fourth example of Ty Cobb from the 1908 set that we have offered in the last 15 years. The card features a crisp black-and-white image of Cobb batting, with minor edge and corner wear, and a light crease in the upper right corner. The reverse is clean and unmarked. This is a very attractive example of one of Ty Cobb's rarest and earliest cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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