Lot # 5: 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Bat Off Shoulder SGC 4 - Uzit Back - Highest Graded!

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Item was in Auction "T206 Set Break",
which ran from 1/7/2021 12:00 PM to
1/17/2021 6:00 PM

Graded VG-EX 4 by SGC. One of only two examples at this level by SGC with none higher! Bat-off-shoulder pose of Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb with the extremely rare Uzit back. All Uzit backs are great rarities, but this card is even more interesting and desirable because it features Ty Cobb and is the premier T206 card with an Uzit back. This is the only pose of Cobb in the T206 set that was printed with an Uzit advertising back. It is also interesting to note while the red background portrait card of Ty Cobb with an advertisement for Ty Cobb Tobacco (of which approximately two dozen are known) is universally recognized as one of the most significant and valuable of all tobacco-card rarities, the Uzit back T206 Ty Cobb is even rarer, with literally only several examples known to exist! The offered example is extremely attractive, with a flawless image of Cobb set against a bold multicolor background. At first glance, the card appears to be in Excellent or better condition. Bold colors, a crisp image, and centering slightly to the bottom. Downgraded due to a faint crease, most visible on the reverse, in the lower right along with toning in each of the four corners, likely from corner mounting at one time. The important Uzit advertisement on the reverse is boldly printed. This is an incredible rarity featuring Hall of Famer Ty Cobb from the classic T206 set, which would be an extremely significant highlight in even the most advanced T206, rare-back, or Ty Cobb collection. Originating from the extraordinary collection of legendary collector Paul Pollard. Submitted by REA.

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