October 2009 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/7/2009
My, oh my, is this an awe-inspiring example of Ty Cobb's already enchanting T206 green back, by far the most coveted of the famous four T206 Cobb variations! Recently graded EX 5 by the cardboard gurus at PSA, due almost entirely to its uniformly EX+ to EX/MT corners as well as a hardly perceptible surface wrinkle on the bottom of the otherwise NM or better reverse. Significantly above grade NM to even NM/MT edges meet at well-formed but softly blunted corners around a pristinely registered image of the fiery "Georgia Peach." The self-evident centering is more than sufficient for a far superior grade, while the seductive backdrop boasts a forest green hue, noticeably deeper than most examples we've ever offered, even in far superior grades, which generally range from a lighter shade of lime to even kelly green. The image itself is completely devoid of any extraneous print while the backdrop shows just a few tolerable traces around the upper portion of Cobb's head, well within the confines of a higher grade. Make no mistakes about it, folks; the highlight to this exceptionally captivating Cobb green back is, quite obviously, the radiant green back itself!
1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb "Portrait Green Back" PSA 5 EX
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