June 2018 Auction
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Never a man to mince words, Hall of Famer Ty Cobb remained boldly unapologetic throughout his career in doing whatever it took to win a game. "The base paths belonged to me, the runner" he said, "The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault." Though "The Georgia Peach" managed to become a little more lighthearted following his retirement, his brusque personality during his playing days yielded surprisingly few examples of his autograph while still a player. The large majority of Ty Cobb signed items are cut signatures, cancelled checks and the occasional signed baseball dated long after his career concluded, anywhere from the 1930s through to the 1950s. Presented is the very finest single-signed baseball that we have ever offered featuring the 12-time batting champion, penned while still playing for the Detroit Tigers. A wonderfully bold signature to the left of the OAL (Johnson) stamp and accompanied by the date June 24 -25, an off-day for the Tigers (Cobb would hit a home run the next day). Perhaps Cobb was playing with a chip on his shoulder as the 38-year old legend had taken a lot of heat from the press, who though he might be losing a step by batting "only .338" the previous season. Cobb certainly put the media in their place, returning to post a career best 12 homers, driving in 102 and batting .378, the kind of numbers Cobb had posted his whole career. A very light layer of shellac encompasses the sphere, giving it a slight toning color but adding an attractive shine to the surface that intensifies the Cobb signature and date. The Official Reach stamp is fresh out of the box bold. A truly stunning piece that traces directly back to the heyday of the great Ty Cobb, and we can't emphasize enough how special this museum-quality piece is! LOA from JSA.
Ty Cobb Single-Signed OAL (Johnson) Ball Dated In His Hand PSA/DNA Ty Cobb Single-Signed OAL (Johnson) Ball Dated In His Hand PSA/DNA Ty Cobb Single-Signed OAL (Johnson) Ball Dated In His Hand PSA/DNA Ty Cobb Single-Signed OAL (Johnson) Ball Dated In His Hand PSA/DNA
Ty Cobb Single-Signed OAL (Johnson) Ball Dated In His Hand PSA/DNA Ty Cobb Single-Signed OAL (Johnson) Ball Dated In His Hand PSA/DNA
Ty Cobb Single-Signed OAL (Johnson) Ball Dated In His Hand PSA/DNA
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Minimum Bid: $12,500.00
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Auction closed on Friday, June 22, 2018.
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