Lot # 299: 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background - Tolstoi Back

Starting Bid: $500.00

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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

Graded VG 3 by PSA. Attractive Ty Cobb (red background) card from the legendary T206 White Border set with the desirable Tolstoi advertising reverse. The red-background portrait pose has long been considered one of the great classics of the T206 set and of all vintage cards. The fact that this example features an unusual and scarce Tolstoi advertising reverse naturally makes this classic of particularly special note, both for Ty Cobb and T206 collectors. T206Resource.com ranks Tolstoi as the eighteenth most difficult back to acquire out of thirty-nine total backs available within the T206 White Border set. The offered example displays a crisp, flawlessly printed image, bold red background, evenly rounded corners, and centered to the left. The important advertising reverse is clean and well centered. This is an ideal example of this classic Ty Cobb card, one of the keys to the T206 set, and one of the most popular of all prewar tobacco cards, in a very desirable grade and with an especially scarce advertising back. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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