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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:

T206 Piedmont Ty Cobb Bat on Shoulder PSA 4
25 bids - Price: $1,875.00 - Watchers: 42
Item # 161421685553
T206 Ty Cobb Bat On Shoulder Detroit PSA 4 Piedmont Back Well Centered
11 bids - Price: $1,025.00 - Watchers: 36
Item # 331322144959
1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb PSA 1
9 bids - Price: $306.00 - Watchers: 29
Item # 121438950529
PSA 1 Ty Cobb 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #1 card in set RARE HOF Detroit Tigers
8 bids - Price: $107.50 - Watchers: 29
Item # 251649254149
2014 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Ty Cobb Jumbo Bat Relic Sepia 11/27 Rare!!!
10 bids - Price: $28.01 - Watchers: 21
Item # 271606712137
2014 Topps Triple Threads Ty Cobb 10x Bat Relic 36/36 ebay 1/1 Tigers WOW SP HOT
21 bids - Price: $51.00 - Watchers: 17
Item # 271608158892
2014 Triple Threads Ty Cobb Legends Bat Relic /36 Detroit Tigers
3 bids - Price: $19.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 261595417621
25 bids - Price: $47.89 - Watchers: 16
Item # 141411467038
5 bids - Price: $1,400.00 - Watchers: 15
Item # 281440955095
1961 Golden Press Complete Set 33 Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Gehrig, Foxx, DiMaggio
10 bids - Price: $101.00 - Watchers: 14
Item # 261593044258

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