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No player's face portrayed the tobacco card era better.  Cy Young had sort of a grandfatherly appearance by 1909.  Christy Mathewson was a college grad, rare for players of the time.  Walter Johnson looked almost tranquil, as if he knew he'd get you out one way or another.  Honus Wagner?  Well, his short tenure in those cigarette packs didn't say much.  Ty Cobb cards gave us the look.  The portraits and the action shots...Cobb was everywhere on cards in the first part of the 20th century.

The Georgia Peach was born December 18, 1886.

He was in his prime when T206 and T205 were stuck inside the many brands of tobacco cards.  He was in caramel cards, too, so you didn't have to be a smoker to find his picture.  And who wouldn't want one of the game's greatest player.  Cobb was Rickey Henderson, although by many accounts he would have had no interest in playing with him.

Cobb captivates collectors like no other player and his original baseball cards are the keys to virtually every set issued between 1907 and 1925.

One of his most popular cards--the T3 Turkey Red--sold on eBay late last year in an SGC 60 holder for $13,795.  A PSA 6 'bat on shoulder' T206 went for nearly $9,000.  Even a low grade 1915 Cracker Jack sold for over $3,600.

He's proven to be a good investment over time.  So what Ty Cobb cards are being watched by the most eBay bidders right now?  Take a look:

1909 T206 Ty Cobb "Detroit Tiger Legend" "Red" Portrait PSA 3 VG
9 bids - Price: $861.00 - Watchers: 39
Item # 331418754759
2012 National Treasures League Leaders Ty Cobb Honus Wagner Lajoie Quad Bat /25
15 bids - Price: $86.19 - Watchers: 29
Item # 381093336081
T206 Ty Cobb Portrait Green Background Detroit SGC 30 Sweet Caporal Back *499648
18 bids - Price: $1,111.00 - Watchers: 26
Item # 331413263334
1911 T205 Gold Border Piedmont Tobacco Baseball Cards LOT OF 8 With Ty Cobb HOF
14 bids - Price: $396.00 - Watchers: 23
Item # 321616809305
1912 HASSAN CIGARETTES TY COBB & HUGH JENNINGS BASEBALL CARD T202
30 bids - Price: $46.55 - Watchers: 22
Item # 371212937195
1933 Sport Kings TY COBB #1 Baseball Card PSA Graded 1.5 FR-COND "THE BEST"
17 bids - Price: $112.50 - Watchers: 22
Item # 201241539664
ANTIQUE 1921 EXHIBITS TY RAYMOND COBB DETROIT BASEBALL CARD PSA GRADED 1 POOR
10 bids - Price: $47.46 - Watchers: 22
Item # 331418619733
2014 Topps Triple Threads Legend Relics #TTRLTC Ty Cobb 21/36
7 bids - Price: $14.50 - Watchers: 19
Item # 221635112346
1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders O'Leary/ Ty Cobb Fast Work at Third 10 Poor 1
19 bids - Price: $103.38 - Watchers: 17
Item # 161521281499
2010 Topps Sterling Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers Triple BAT 25/25
4 bids - Price: $4.14 - Watchers: 16
Item # 361153195966

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