Lot # 8: 1911 T3 Turkey Red #9 Ty Cobb SGC EX/NM 6

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Graded EX/NM 6 by SGC. Presented is an extraordinary high-grade T3 of Ty Cobb, one of vintage-card collecting's most recognizable icons and the key card of the 1911 Turkey Red Tobacco cabinet-card series. This is one of the finest examples we have ever seen or offered! This example is perfectly bright and clean, both front and back (checklist-style reverse), with bold colors, flawless registration, four strong corners (a bit more wear on the upper right), and exceptional centering. There is a very faint shadow on the lower right border, which is often seen with this issue, and is mentioned for accuracy. T3s rarely survive without serious condition problems (ranging from major creases, stains, and rounded corners, to pinholes and glue stains relating to their former display, as intended). This is a remarkable example, one that epitomizes what collectors hope for in a Turkey Red example, let alone an example of the key card of Ty Cobb. It has survived remarkably well and does not display any of the flaws that so often plague these larger cards. This is a very attractive example in a very high grade for the issue and one that would be at home in any world-class collection of Turkey Reds, Ty Cobb, or important prewar baseball cards. Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open).

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