Lot # 120: 1908 American League Publishing Postcard Detroit Tigers with Ty Cobb

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2018",
which ran from 10/5/2018 5:00 PM to
10/28/2018 7:00 PM

Presented is an extremely rare 1908 Detroit Tigers American League Publishing team composite postcard, of special note as it is highlighted by the inclusion of Ty Cobb. This is one of the most desirable team postcards of the era. The postcard features composite portrait images of nineteen team members, including Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Hughie Jennings, and Sam Crawford, with Jennings in the center. Players are identified along the base of the postcard. The postcard (3.5 x 5.5 inches) is addressed and postmarked 1908 on the reverse, Encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC (submitted by REA) due to the writing on front as well as the postal use and address on the reverse. In addition the upper left corner is missing. This is a very presentable example of one of the key team composite postcards from this rare set, and one of the earliest of all Ty Cobb cards, that would be a monumental addition to any Hall of Fame, world-class postcard, or Ty Cobb collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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