One of the hobby’s most rare tobacco era cards has a new home after an auction last week. The T206 Ty Cobb with a Cobb Tobacco ad on the back, graded poor (PSA 1), sold for $80,663 in Legendary Auctions’ latest sale. One of only a small number believed to have survived the last 100 years, the Cobb card drew 29 bids after starting at $10,000. The card was part of the famed Dreier Collection, an accumulation of vintage sports cards and memorabilia placed on consignment to the Chicago area auction house.
Another card gaining in respect in recent months has been the 1916 M101-5 Babe Ruth. Just weeks after a PSA 7 copy sold for a record $200,168 via Goodwin and Co., an SGC 10 (poor) copy with a Famous & Barr ad on back brought $44,813.
The multi-million dollar Dreier Collection also includes other sports. A circa 1971-72 Wilt Chamberlain game used jersey, complete with blood stains, brought $50,788 while a ’73-74 Jerry West Lakers shirt sold for $17,925.
An early 1960 John F. Kennedy golf bag also drew a lot of attention before selling for $32,863
Other items sold included:
- 1948 Lou Boudreau World Series ring $28,680
- 1888 N173 Old Judge cabinet Harry Wright SGC 60 $28,660
- Don Drysdale game-worn home jersey $27,485
- Jim Leyritz 1996 Yankees World Series ring $23,900
- Two ticket stubs from Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in 1962 $11,950