Unquestionably the key to what many believe to be the most beautiful of the cabinet card issues, the T3 Turkey Red Ty Cobb certainly qualifies as "iconic" among prewar collectors; the image of Cobb glaring at the viewer choked up on the bat belt buckle pulled to the side is recognizable by virtually everyone in our hobby. This example is a stunner for the grade, an extremely strong image marred primarily by small pinholes at the corners, a common condition issue with the oversized cards. Fortunately, the wear to the card has been restricted primarily to corners and edges; as with actual cabinet photos the "mount" has protected the image from most blemishes and damage. The checklist-backed reverse is similarly strong some light surface wear and mild toning apparent. As with other cards from the issue the T3 Cobb is often found in lower grade as many young collectors displayed the oversized cabinets by tacking them to their walls or mounting them in albums; pinholes and back damage are common. Beyond the technical assessment however one must consider the quality of the image itself which in this case is extremely strong. An outstanding card one of the hobby's true "blue chips."