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Ty Cobb Baseball Cards Remain Strong

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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:

T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait Detroit Tigers HOF Sweet Caporal 150 Back PSA 2 GOOD
13 bids - Price: $1,100.00 - Watchers: 55
Item # 371112235361
1927 Exhibits Ty Cobb (HOF) PSA 1 PR, 1 of 2, 15 Higher, No Reserve, $0.99 Start
39 bids - Price: $46.01 - Watchers: 34
Item # 331273111839
1923 W515 - 2 TY Cobb Hand Cut # 10 Baseball Card PSA Authentic #H2752
8 bids - Price: $58.00 - Watchers: 29
Item # 360998747402
1926 W512 TY Cobb Hand Cut - EX - MGR. Detroit #3 Baseball Card PSA #H2751
11 bids - Price: $51.00 - Watchers: 26
Item # 171394073375
T206 Ty Cobb Red Portrait Detroit HOF POLAR BEAR Rare Back SGC 20 FAIR 1.5
9 bids - Price: $228.50 - Watchers: 26
Item # 380963675613
1923 W515-1 TY COBB Hand Cut #10 PSA Authentic #H2744
8 bids - Price: $56.00 - Watchers: 22
Item # 171394073727
14 bids - Price: $153.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 131253117604
Ty Cobb Topps Legends Of The Game (Career Best) Game-Used Bat Relic Card #17/20!
3 bids - Price: $19.01 - Watchers: 15
Item # 311025490871
2014 Topps Tribute TY COBB Tribute to the Throne Bat Relic WOW #76/99 (LP)
8 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 9
Item # 371111646717

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About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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