One of the keys to the 1914 Cracker Jack set, Ty Cobb was coming off his seventh consecutive (of an eventual twelve overall) American League batting titles amidst what was an unprecedented run of hitting prowess. This example of the Tigers superstar is, in our opinion, an exceptional card for the grade. The corners have rounded gently and evenly, with the slightest of wrinkles evident on the bottom right one. The edges are all ruler-straight and while there is some product staining typical for the issue, it remains light and mostly visible in the borders, with just a few light areas seen on Cobb's uniform. The red background is bright and clean and the image of Cobb is amazingly dark and strong, with an even surface enhancing the look. Centering is pushed ever so slightly to the right.
The reverse also exhibits signs of product stains, grouping from the middle toward the bottom. They appear reasonably light excepting a few darker spots along the bottom border. It's a Cracker Jack, so its seen the inside of a package and made contact with the toffee-coated popcorn and peanuts but seems to have been fished out early in the sales cycle and survived to this day with a pleasant and attractive appearance. The result is a pleasing, mid grade example of one of the most important cards of one of the tougher, more widely-collected card sets of the era.