The Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, GA has unveiled the latest card in an ongoing series of annual releases honoring its native son.
The fundraising initiative has been going on for several years, with proceeds going to the museum.
This year’s card commemorates Cobb’s famous decision to become a temporary power hitter in 1925. Cobb’s decision was an attempt to quiet critics and show he couldn’t hit for power in an era when Babe Ruth and other long ball artists had begun to take center stage.
On May 5 and 6, 1925, Cobb set an American League record by hitting five homers in two consecutive games. He went six-for-six on the 5th, with three homers; then added two more the following day. The record has been tied 37 times in the 96 years since, but never broken.
The standard sized cards are priced at $10 each postpaid and can be ordered through the museum’s online store.
In 2020, the museum also entered fans and collectors who bought cards into a raffle drawing for a specially created Cobb autographed card. Royston’s Mayor-Elect, Keith Turman, will draw the winning name live on the Museum’s Facebook page. The 2020 Authentic Autograph card was issued last year as a raffle fund raiser to make up for revenue lost during the 15 months that the Museum was closed during COVID-19.