The three remaining cards from the ‘Lucky 7 Find’ have been listed on eBay.
Mint State, which is handling the sale of the century-old Ty Cobb cards found in an old house in the southeastern part of the country last month, is offering them for prices ranging from $500,000 to $1 million.
Four of the cards have sold, including a PSA 4.5, which was purchased last week for an undisclosed seven figure price. That card is the highest graded example of the “Cobb with Cobb back”, of which only about 15 are believed to exist.
The seven cards were found by family members cleaning up a home that belonged to a deceased relative. They were tucked inside an old paper bag along with other paper items. Realizing the cards may have value, the family contacted Mint State, the nearest authorized PSA dealer. Owner Rick Snyder took charge of selling the cards on a commission basis. The find has generated international publicity.
Made in Reidsville, NC, Ty Cobb Tobacco was introduced in January 1910 and many believe the cards were inserted into tins that contained the product and featured Cobb’s image on the front. It’s thought Cobb Tobacco was only on the market for a brief period of time.