Of the seven cards in the “Lucky 7” find of T206 Ty Cobb backs announced last week, four remain.
The cards, discovered last month while family members were cleaning up the contents of an old house in the southeastern part of the country, became a national story. Sent to PSA for grading and authentication, they were assigned grades ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 with four of the cards rated 2.5 (G-VG).
Two sold almost immediately and PSA tweeted another sale of a 2.5 on Wednesday. PSA President Joe Orlando says the three cards brought more than $1 million combined.
While we don’t know the prices for the remaining cards, PSA has updated the value of Cobb backs in its price guide.
In its recently published March edition of the Sports Market Report, the value of a PSA 2 Cobb with Cobb back was $195,000. It’s now listed in the company’s online report at $225,000. A 2.5 is given a value of $315,000, a PSA 3 jumped from $250,000 to $375,000 with a 3.5 now at $500,000 and a 4.5 pegged at $750,000.
Those figures would put the value of the find at $2.68 million, although it’s likely the selling prices may be slightly greater than the values placed in the guide.