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Ty Cobb Baseball Cards Remain Strong

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:

Ty Cobb #8 Sketch Card 5/9 Limited MLB Detroit Tigers Signed Edward Vela
10 bids - Price: $4.79 - Watchers: 62
Item # 221583731988
1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb Portrait-Red Detroit 350/30 PSA 4.5 VG-EX+
9 bids - Price: $1,713.88 - Watchers: 43
Item # 111485126972
TY COBB 1/1 $2500+ TIGERS "WHAT A PEACH" BASEBALL BAT LOGO PATCH TRIPLE THREADS
33 bids - Price: $131.98 - Watchers: 40
Item # 390952093513
Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 1909-1911 Old Mill Portrait Graded
6 bids - Price: $365.00 - Watchers: 31
Item # 121460992467
2006 Upper Deck Epic Pairings, Ty Cobb & Honus Wagner game-used #09/10
16 bids - Price: $50.00 - Watchers: 26
Item # 301360203190
1909 T206 SWEET CAPORAL TY COBB GREEN PORTRAIT SGC 20 HOF *150 SUBJECTS
7 bids - Price: $815.00 - Watchers: 21
Item # 191380931618
SPORTING LIFE "DIE-CUT TRADE CARD" - Ty Cobb, The Georgia Peach, Detroit, A.L.
7 bids - Price: $24.50 - Watchers: 11
Item # 231361744112
2014 Topps Triple Threads Baseball 1/1 Blank Back. Ty Cobb TIGERS
1 bids - Price: $9.95 - Watchers: 11
Item # 191382852224
2001 U.D. Sweet Spot Ty Cobb Game Bat #B-TC
6 bids - Price: $32.60 - Watchers: 10
Item # 251680922421
2014 topps triple threads baseball Ty Cobb 1/1 Ruby Parallel
4 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 10
Item # 291272670190

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