Lot # 27: 1907 Dietsche Postcard Ty Cobb (Batting - HOF RC) - PSA A

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Starting Bid: $2,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2022 - 10th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 11/6/2022 12:00 PM to
11/26/2022 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 World Series.  The Dietsche issue contained two poses of Cobb - one picturing him fielding (which, it is theorized, was issued only in 1907) and 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 (LOTG was the first auction company to sell a low-grade "fielding" Cobb for more than $10,000 back in the fall of 2018), the "batting" pose has followed suit, with collector-grade examples beginning to approach that plateau as of late.

Presented here is a strong example, graded AUTHENTIC by PSA, likely due to an upper-right corner clip.  Aside from that technical flaw and some additional visible surface wear, the card is an outstanding collector-grade specimen, a clear rookie example, without Cobb's name typeset into the foreground of the card.  A collector-grade example of one of the most important and desirable cards of its era.

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