Lot # 243: c.1920's Ty Cobb (HOF) Large Format Portrait Photograph by C.M. Hayes

Starting Bid: $250.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM



Enormous large format photograph depicting Tyrus Raymond Cobb in formal attire. Soft focus image appears to have been shot in a studio setting, likely during the 1920's. Overall dimensions of 10" x 17" with central image measuring approx. 14" x 17". Photo rests inside a somewhat delicate presentational paper folder that is slightly larger than photo itself. Cover of this folder displays an embossed crest labeled "C.M. Hayes & Co. Photographers - Detroit."

Note: a bit of further research has revealed this image appeared at the front of Sverre O. Braathen's 1928 biography of Cobb, titled Ty Cobb: The Idol of Baseball Fandom. We have included an example of the image presented in the book for reference purposes only and it is not included.

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