Lot # 70: 1907-1909 H. M. Taylor Postcard Ty Cobb Rookie

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Modestly graded example of one of Ty Cobb's true rookie cards, from the highly regarded H. M. Taylor Detroit Tigers postcard set issued in 1907. This card (along with the Novelty Cutlery, Dietsche, and Wolverine News postcards of Cobb issued in the same year) is considered by many collectors to be Cobb's true rookie card. A number of other issues can also make claim to that important distinction. While we realize that the definition of what is a player's rookie card can sometimes be controversial and vary from collector to collector, the postcard issues of 1907 are certainly worthy of consideration for that claim, a distinction that is reasonably shared with several issues dating from Cobb's earliest days in the Majors. Graded POOR 10 by SGC, the numerous condition flaws include heavy creasing, rounded corners, pencil writing front and back, and an ink cancellation on front. The postcard has been addressed and mailed on the reverse. The H. M. Taylor Detroit Tigers postcard of Ty Cobb represents an outstanding and perhaps overlooked value compared to most other early Cobb cards. This is an extremely presentable example of one of Cobb's most elusive early cards and one that qualifies as one of his true rookie cards. Reserve $500.

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