Lot # 3: 1909-11 T206 Piedmont Factory 42 Ty Cobb (HOF - Red Background) - SGC GOOD 2

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

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Piedmont 350-460, Factory 42 back. The Ty Cobb "Red Background" card has been confirmed to exist with no fewer than 23 different back advertisements; this is one of the more difficult. While SGC's population report is by no means an example of pinpoint accuracy in data collecting, in this case it does serve as an excellent guide - of all the T206 Cobb "Red Background" cards they have graded, just ten have been noted with the elusive Factory 42 reverse. It should be noted, however, that this is not one of them - SGC has not recognized the scarce Factory 42 reverse for it's entire history; only in recent years has the company begun to include this back in its census. The card itself presents very well, centered low on the canvas, resulting in a wide upper border and a miscut bottom, obscuring some of the player and team name. The image, however, is unmistakeable, one of the most easily-recognized and popular of all tobacco cards.

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