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One of the greatest pieces of Ty Cobb themed memorabilia came from what has to be considered the greatest stadium offering of the time period if not of all time. The 1910 "A Fan for a Fan" series included examples of Christy Mathewson, Hal Chase, and Larry Doyle, the grand prize of the series offered here, the legendary "Georgia Peach" Ty Cobb. The fan features a full-color portrait of Cobb, his image laid upon a baseball motif with the legend "A Fan for a Fan" arcing above and a facsimile autograph below to complete the presentation. The striking design and colorful graphics place the "Fan" series among the most brilliant and attractive of all early baseball issues, and the Cobb entry lives up to the greatness of its subject. A 10 7/8" wooden original handle, attached to the back of the 7-1/2"-diameter fan to enable waving in the stands, extends 4-1/2" beyond the artifact's lower edge. Only a handful of these Cobb fans have surfaced, and most have experienced varying degrees of restoration, but not this one. Arguably the finest original piece known, the color of the central image is bold and well-preserved with only minor staining and marking on the surface, completely insignificant to the naked eye. Some light creases are visible but do little to take away from the breathtaking presentation. A stunning collectible that is as inspiring as any item we have offered and the finest example we've seen. Measures 17 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 1 1/4" in frame.
Circa 1910 Ty Cobb "Fan for a Fan"
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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $9,423.60
Number Bids:13
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