A 1907 Ty Cobb Wolverine News rookie card and The Charles Bray Collection of PSA Graded Cards headline the Lelands.com Monthly Auction, now underway.
The 1907 Ty Cobb Wolverine News is one of the few known specimens of an issue that dates to the earliest days of Cobb’s playing career. From the essential Wolverine News Detroit Tigers postcard set, it is considered by many to be Cobb’s true rookie card along with other postcard and tobacco card issues. The tight shot of Cobb’s face is one of two 1907 Ty Cobb Wolverine issues. None have sold publicly in the last few years but prior sales range from $3,000 – $10,000.
Rated “Authentic” by SGC, the card has some creasing and paper loss. Never used, the back indicates the cost of mailing at the time (one cent; two cents for “foreign” delivery).
The Charles Bray Collection features an historic offering of over 40 T206 cards originating from the founding hobby titan. The hobby’s first auctioneer, and first full-time dealer, Bray was an early collaborator and heir apparent to Jefferson Burdick, known as the Father of Card Collecting.
All of the cards from the archive emanate from the first ever hobby auctions that Bray ran in the first ever trade publication, “The Card Collectors Bulletin.”
Each card has been graded by PSA and will feature a “Charles Bray Collection” pedigree on the slabs. More cards from this historic collection will be available in future Lelands auctions including the Invitational in August.
The auction includes over 300 lots of sports and non-sports material including vintage sets, lots and singles, autographed items, publications and other items.
You can check out the monthly auction here.