Lot # 15: 1907 Dietsche Postcards Ty Cobb (HOF RC) - SGC PR 1

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Starting Bid: $750.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/8/2021 12:00 AM to
11/27/2021 9:00 PM

Highly desirable card from the 1907 Dietsche Postcards issue, one of the earliest cards of the Hall of Fame outfielder issued in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers' appearance in the 1907 series.  The Dietsche issue included two poses of Cobb - one picturing him fielding (which it is theorized was issued only in 1907) and this one, picturing him batting (which was issued in both 1907 and 1908).  This particular example was issued in 1907, as indicated on the copyright date printed on the card reverse - a true rookie postcard.  As prices realized for the "fielding" pose have escalated, the "batting" pose has followed suit with collector-grade examples selling well into the thousands.  This is an extremely attractive example, graded PR 1 by SGC, due largely to postal use and the associated writing, which is present on both the front and back of the card.  The card is postmarked June 12, 1908.  Additional wear is evident on the corners and surface, consistent with the grade.  A truly exceptional card from Ty Cobb's first full season, well-preserved for the grade, with outstanding eye appeal.

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