Ty Cobb Baseball Cards: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide
2When I think of pre-WWII baseball cards, the first thing that comes to mind is the Ty Cobb baseball cards. He, more than any other player, embodies that particular element of the hobby, in my opinion. Without a doubt, the T206 Honus Wagner is the most valuable pre-War card available. Babe Ruth cards, in particular, are among the most sought-after pre-War memorabilia. However, Ty Cobb cards constantly rank at the top of the list of the most important cards in all of the major pre-War sets. Besides that, they aren’t exactly inexpensive either.
As a result, in honor of the iconic Detroit Tiger, I’ve compiled a list of the most essential Ty Cobb trading cards available for purchase.
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1911 M116 Sporting Life
estimated PSA 9 Mint Value (in blue): $35,000 (in blue background) PSA 9 Mint Value (with Pastel Background): $20,000 (estimated by PSA). The Sporting Life magazine provided readers the option to acquire this collection in 1911, which was divided into twenty-four separate series of twelve cards each. Cobb’s cards are essential to this collection and are available in two variations: one with a pastel-colored backdrop and another with a blue background, the latter of which is more uncommon. You’ll also notice that this card contains the identical portrait of Cobb as the green and red portrait T206 editions, but with the focus zoomed in a little further.
1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Cobb/Crawford
PSA 8 NM-MT Value Estimated at $9,250 Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford were well-known for their double-stealing abilities during their heyday, and this card provides collectors with an opportunity to add another piece of baseball history to their collections. The card design is unique in that it depicts one player when the card is opened and another when the card is folded. Depending on how you fold this baseball card, Crawford and Cobb are virtually sharing the same pair of legs on the same card. This set, which was distributed with Mecca cigarettes, is also claimed to be the first to include player statistics.
1911 T205 Gold Border
PSA 8 NM-MT Value Estimated at $150,000 The T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb is the next card on our list, and it is one of the most iconic cards in the history of the hobby. The elaborate design of this card, as well as the iconic gold borders, make it readily recognized. In addition to providing considerable aesthetic appeal, those gold borders also provide one of the most difficult condition difficulties in the hobby: obtaining examples that do not have significant wear along the borders. Cards from this era are difficult to come by in high-grade condition, even if they do not have colored borders.
However, as with any non-white border, these beautiful gold borders are susceptible to showing even the smallest nicks and dings if they are damaged. That is what makes this issue one of the most costly in the hobby, assuming you can obtain it in great condition.
1909-11 T206 Red Portrait
PSA 8 NM-MT Value: $30,000 based on estimates. Approximately $415,000 is the estimated value of a PSA 3 VG (Ty Cobb Back). T206 has four distinct Ty Cobb cards, two of which are portraits, and this is one of the two Ty Cobb cards in the collection. Since this particular “Red Portrait” is the least in demand of the four, it is the least costly as well. That is, unless you’re fortunate enough to come across one with the “Ty Cobb” logo on the back. That’s the thing with these cards: the diversity of various backs may have a significant impact on the rarity and worth of the card as well as the backs themselves.
The color red will have no effect on the card’s monetary worth on its own.
1909-11 T206 Green Portrait
PSA 8 NM-MT Value Estimated at $135,000 USD Not only is the “Green Portrait” the rarest of the two Cobb portraits included in the T206 series, but it is also the most difficult of the four Cobb cards included in the T206 set. Centering is by far the most important criterion in determining whether or not a Green Portrait will receive a high grade, as they are infrequently discovered with acceptable centering. Even if it weren’t as precious as the Red Portrait, this is the most attractive of the two portraits to look at.
1909-11 T206 Bat Off Shoulder
PSA 9 Mint Value is estimated to be $280,000. The “Bat Off Shoulder” is the only Ty Cobb card from the T206 set to have obtained the prestigious PSA 9 Mint rating to date. As a result, a pristine condition example is expected to fetch a whopping price of about $300,000, according to some estimates. The artwork of the “Bat Off Shoulder” T206 Cobb is, in my view, the most visually appealing of the four models. In this card, a stern-faced Cobb stares off into the distance against a multi-colored background, which gives it a lot of visual appeal.
1909-11 T206 Bat On Shoulder
NM-MT Value Estimated for a PSA 8: $42,500 The “Bat on Shoulder” Cobb is the final card in the quartet of T206 Cobb cards, but it is by no means the least important. When the pitcher comes to bat, the hall of famer is ready with his stance, choking up on his bat and looking him down. However, despite Cobb’s threatening look, the soft colouring of the backdrop lends the card a smooth and serene overall tone. The least costly of the four cards, it is nonetheless one that every serious Cobb collector should make an effort to acquire.
1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders
PSA 9 Mint Value Estimated at $27,500 USD The T202 Hassan Triple Folder cards featured a black and white picture in the centre, which was bordered by two smaller side panel baseball cards on either side of the image.
The main picture is bordered on either side by card panels representing one of three different player combinations. Six separate cards in the collection feature Cobb, either as a side panel, as a center portrait, or as a combination of both.
1914 Cracker Jack
PSA 8 NM-MT Value Estimated at $125,000 The 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb cards, which are without a doubt two of his most known cards, are nothing short of hobby icons. Because the picture on their fronts is identical, the most straightforward method to distinguish them is to look at their reverse sides. It is worth noting that printing on the back of the 1914 issue is right side up, whilst printing on the back of the 1915 edition is upside down. Cobb is one of the important figures in the collection, which includes luminaries such as Christy Mathewson, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Honus Wagner, and Walter Johnson.
1915 Cracker Jack
PSA 9 Mint Value is estimated to be $200,000 USD. In part due to the fact that there was a redemption scheme that collectors could participate in for the 1915 edition, Cobb’s card is simpler to come by in a better grade than its 1914 counterpart. Regardless of whose version you choose to look at, there’s no denying that the imagery on these cards is some of the best he’s ever produced. When Cobb stares back at you, collectors get a feeling of what it was like to be an opposition pitcher in that situation.
1916 M101-4 Sporting News
PSA 9 Mint Value is estimated to be $30,000 USD. The 1915 M101-4 Sporting News (as well as the M101-5) collection is likely most known for including the Babe Ruth rookie card, which was released in the same year. Cobb, on the other hand, is unexpectedly another important piece of the puzzle. With this famous black and white shot by Charles Conlon, Cobb is poised to bunt, making this one of the few Cobb cards to showcase photography rather than artwork. Collectors will regrettably miss out on Cobb’s appearance in the 1916 M101-5 set, which means this is the only opportunity to possess Cobb in a renowned Sporting News set.
1932 U.S. Caramel14
PSA 9 Mint Value Estimated at $26,500 USD The United States Caramel Company, based in Boston, Massachusetts, created this well-known set in 1932, which had a total of 32 playing cards in total. Kids who collected these cards were given the opportunity to turn in a full set in exchange for a baseball, or three complete sets in exchange for a baseball glove (whichever was greater). Those who were fortunate enough to have saved the cards instead have seen their value skyrocket in recent years. This collection, which is jam-packed with Hall of Famers, displays athletes against a rich, crimson backdrop.
1933 Goudey Sport Kings1
PSA 9 Mint Value Estimated to be: $42,500 As the only baseball players included in this set, TyCobb joined Babe Ruth and Carl Hubbell as the only players from a range of sports. The collection had a total of 48 cards, with sportsmen from a variety of sports represented. Cobb was picked to be the first card in the set, and while he is important in the broader scheme of things, he is not the most valued.
The card is exquisitely crafted, and it displays an elderly Cobb on top of a golden background, among other things. It’s another another Cobb card that was released after his playing days, but that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the most sought-after cards among Cobb collectors today.
Ty Cobb Baseball Cards Wrap-Up
Ty Cobb is a baseball player that was born in the state of Georgia. Baseball cards are at the top of nearly every pre-War card collector’s wish list, and as a result, their prices are expected to remain high for an extended period of time. Cobb was so excellent that he actually garnered more votes than Babe Ruth on the first ballot for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Georgia Peach was seen as a rough, nasty player who, by today’s standards, was considered to be exceptionally difficult and even dirty at times.
Eventually, he’d have a.367 batting average and 4,191 hits, setting a record that would hold for decades until Pete Rose finally beat it in 1997.
No doubt, Cobb’s role in the hobby is regarded in high esteem, and collectors will go to tremendous distances and pay amazing sums of money to track down his cards, which are in high demand.
The founder of Old Sports Cards, Ross has been collecting sports cards for over 30 years and is the driving force behind the company. He also enjoys writing about the hobby, and has contributed to publications including as Beckett, Topps, SABR, and, of course, this website. Do you need assistance in purchasing or selling cards, or do you have a general question regarding the hobby? You may reach him at
Ty Cobb Baseball Trading Cards for sale
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2003 Upper Deck SP Historical Impressions TY COBB L-TY Yankees 141/250 baseball
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(9) 2021 Topps/Gallery ALL HOF incl HANK AARON, NOLAN RYAN, TY COBB, BENCH etc.
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T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers HOF PSA 2 Good ” ICONIC CARD “
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1976 Topps346 Ty Cobb All Time All Star PSA 7 NM TIGERS HOF
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Banty Red American Gamers E145 TY COBB, Detroit Tigers DEBUT
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2002 Upper Deck World Series Heroes Match Ups MU09 Ty Cobb Game Used Pants HOF
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1976 SHAKEY’S PIZZA TY COBB1 DETROIT TIGERS
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2017 Topps SaluteS3 Ty Cobb
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Classic Lineups 2014 Detroit Tigers Ty Cobb Gehringer Heilman Relics 16/99 SP
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2016 (Detroit Tigers) Diamond Kings23B Ty Cobb VAR
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2021 Topps Gallery Ty Cobb44 Green Shimmer /99 SP HOF
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Ty Cobb 2021 NATIONAL TREASURES BASEBALL 4BOX PLAYER CASE BREAK6
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(8) 1979 Topps Star Card Lot – w/ COBB JOHNSON BAKER MESSERSMITH NIEKRO STONE
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1961 fleer ty Cobb Detroit Tigers
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Cal Ripken Jr. 2007 UD Premier Insignias Auto Relic Card/50 Orioles HOF Mint
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2019 A WORD FROM TY COBB HAND SIGNED CUT WORD HANDWRITING “MAT” HOF VERY RARE!
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1970 Rold Gold Factory Sealed Set w/ Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner (Pre 1972 Kelloggs)
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1976 Ty Cobb346 Detroit Tigers Topps Baseball Card Sporting News All Time
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Vintage BASEBALL Cards PLATEPoster 1909 T206 TY Cobb American Tobacco Company
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TOPPS PROJECT 70! TY COBB by POSE!ARTIST PROOF!26/51! TIGERS! cb
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(9) 2021Topps/Gallery ALL HOF incl TY COBB, BABE RUTH, LOU GEHRIG, JETER, etc.
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1950 CALLAHAN HOFTY COBB PSA 8 NM-MT HOF
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1909-1911 T206 White Border Ty Cobb Portrait Red PORTRAIT Background SGC 7 NM 84
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Joey Votto 2017 Topps Update MVP Award Winner Red Parallel /25 Cincinnati Reds
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1980 SSPC HOF – 1ST PRINTING – TY COBB2 DETROIT TIGERS
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1984 O’CONNELL AND SON INK TY COBB86 DETROIT TIGERS
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Ty Cobb TIGERS 2022 Topps Series 1 (20 CASE) PLAYER BREAK
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2019 Pieces of the Past Ty Cobb Vintage Pennant and News Relic (1/1)
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2018 Topps Gallery Hall of FameHOF2 Ty Cobb
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Ty Cobb Baseball Cards
“Tyrus Raymond “Ty” Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), sometimes known as “The Georgia Peach,” was an American professional baseball outfielder who played in the Major League Baseball (MLB). During his childhood, he grew up in Narrows, Georgia, a small rural settlement of farmers that at the time did not have the status of a city or town. Cobb was a member of the Detroit Tigers for 22 seasons, the last six of which he spent as the team’s player-manager, before finishing his career with the Philadelphia Athletics.
Cobb is largely regarded as having established 90 major league baseball records throughout his career.
For nearly half of a century or longer, he held numerous other records, including the most career hits (4,189 or 4,191, depending on the source), the most career runs (2,245 or 2,246 depending on the source), the most career games played (3,035) and at bats (11,429 or 11,434 depending on the source) until 1974, and the modern record for the most career stolen bases (892) until 1977.
Cobb is seventh all-time in games played and has made 271 errors, the most by any outfielder in the American League (AL).
Cobb’s accomplishments as an athlete have often been obscured by his irritable demeanor and aggressive playing style, which has been described as “daring to the point of dementia” by the Detroit Free Press.
Soon before his death, Cobb himself penned a letter to the editor, stating, “In mythology, I am a savage, cutting, swashbuckling dictator who waged war under the pretense of fun.” Cobb’s trademark move was to slide into bases with his spikes up, his spikes sticking out.
As a result of his first biographer, sportswriter Al Stump (whose opinions have been dismissed as sensationalized and, in large part, fake), Cobb’s image as an exceedingly aggressive guy was fanned, although Cobb’s views on race developed and mellowed after his retirement from baseball.” – According to Wikipedia Ty Cobb baseball cards continue to appreciate in value and are difficult to come by in excellent condition, especially for cards published in the early twentieth century.
- Cobb had a record-setting 90-year major league career, and he still owns several of them, including the best career hitting average and the most career batting championships.
- The search box below displays every Ty Cobb baseball card currently available, as well as pricing and images of the ACTUAL CARDS on the market.
- Dean Hanley is the author of Authentic After a 20 percent reduction, the price is $21,430$17,144.
- 1RED Ty Cobb & Co.
1PSA 1 – POOR$5,990$4,792 after a 20 percent discount 1PSA 1 – POOR$5,990$4,792 after a 20 percent discount Ty Cobb was knocked from the throne (Bat Off Shoulder HALL-OF-FAME VARIATION) GOODPSA 2 ($11,760 after a 20 percent discount)$9,408 after a 20 percent discount 1ON Ty Cobb is a baseball player that was born in the state of Georgia (Bat On Shoulder HALL-OF-FAME VARIATION) The price of PSA 5 after a 20 percent reduction is $28,000 ($22,400 after the discount).
The price of 1PSA 4 VG/EX after a 20 percent reduction is $16,800 ($13,440 before the discount).
after a 20 percent discount, 1PSA 1 – POOR$7,000$5,600 after a 20 percent discount 1WI After the 15 percent discount, Ty Cobb(White Infield HALL-OF-FAME VARIATION)Poor – 1$800.00$680 after the discount The price of 1PSA 4 in VG/EX condition is $8,400 ($6,720 after a 20 percent discount).
1Excellent/Mint – 6$81.00$77 after 5 percent discount 3Excellent – 5$51.00$48 with a 5 percent discount 3Excellent – 5$51.00$48 with a 5 percent discount, it’s a very good/excellent 4$58.50$56 after a 5 percent discount after the 5 percent discount, 4Very Good+ – 3.5$54.50$52 after the 5 percent discount Following the 10 percent discount, 1PSA 7 costs NM$190.00$171 after the discount.
after a 5 percent discount, 1Excellent/Mint 6$81.00$77 after a 5 percent discount Very good/excellent – 4$17.002 1Very good/excellent 1.55 Marked$3.255 Fair – 1.5 Mint/Near Mint Condition – $8,160.00$144 after the ten percent discount 1 Following a 10 percent reduction, Near Mint costs $7,100.00$90.
1 10 percent reduction applied to Near Mint price of $718.00$162 after 10 percent discount with a 10% discount, 1Excellent/Mint – 6$135.00$122 after a 10% discount with a 5 percent discount, 1Very Good/Excellent 4$85.00$81 after a 5 percent discount Following the 5 percent discount, 1PSA 3 costs VG$95.00$90.
after 5 percent discount, excellent/mint – 6$65.00$62 after 5 percent discount 1 4.
1 Six hundred fifty dollars ($50.00) and forty dollars ($48) after the 5 percent discount 2 Excellent+ – 5.5$43.001 Excellent+ – 5.5 4.
1 6$34.002 Excellent/Mint Condition Four dollars and sixty cents (four dollars and sixty cents) 6$22.001 for Excellent/Mint condition Excellent+ – 5.5$18.501 Excellent+ – 5.5 Very Good/Excellent – 4$12.002 Very Good/Excellent – 4$12.002 Very Good/Excellent – 4$12.002 Very Good/Excellent – 4$12.002 Very Good/Excellent – 4$12.002 Very Good/Excellent – 4$12.002 8$22.004 Near Mint/Mint Condition Near Mint+ 7.5$21.002 Near Mint Excellent/Mint+ – 6.5$13.002 Excellent/Mint+ Excellent/Mint – 6$10.001 Excellent/Mint Near Mint/Mint – 8$23.503 Near Mint/Mint Near Mint+ – 7.5$21.001 Near Mint 6$10.002 Excellent/Mint Condition Good to Very Good/Excellent – $4.602 Near Mint/Mint – 8$31.001 Near Mint/Mint 8$5.002 Near Mint/Mint Condition 8$8.001 Near Mint/Mint Condition 8$6.502 Near Mint/Mint Condition The value of near mint/mint is 8$1.352.
Near Mint/Mint – 8$13.001 Near Mint/Mint 8$38.001 Near Mint/Mint Condition 8$0.995 Near Mint/Mint Condition The price for near mint/mint is 8$2.454. The value of near mint/mint is 8$1.352. Near Mint/Mint – 8$3.001 Near Mint/Mint 8$4.001 Near Mint/Mint Condition
Another Rare, $100K Ty Cobb Baseball Card Surfaces, This Time In New Jersey
Adam was just scrolling down his computer screen at his house in northern New Jersey when he came on an article about a family in the rural South who were emptying out their grandparents’ home. Adam was moved to tears by the story. They have discovered eight extremely rare Ty Cobb baseball cards from around 1910. In 2016, a paper bag containing the first seven cards, nicknamed the “Lucky 7 Find,” was discovered. In the pages of an ancient book, early this year, the eighth clue was stumbled onto.
- The eighth, dubbed the Legacy Find, is estimated to be worth around $250,000.
- The Ty Cobb tobacco brand is said to have been a test and premium product that was only available in a restricted number of regions across the country.
- He was never a collector in the traditional sense.
- He snapped a handful of photos of the Cobb once he located him.
- He forwarded the photographs to Leighton Sheldon, a local appraiser in Somerset, New Jersey, for evaluation.
- Robert Edward Auction took the photograph.
- Sheldon declined to provide an estimate since the photographs were indistinct and he didn’t want to inflate Adam’s expectations by providing an inaccurate number.
- His father’s binder, which was packed with T206 tobacco cards from 1910, among which were Christy Mathewson, as well as less expensive strip cards of Babe Ruth from the 1920s, so named because they had been produced in strips, greeted Adam when he entered the house.
- They shipped it to the PSA office.
- (on a scale of one to 10).
A PSA-authorized card dealer, MINT State, which handled the Lucky 7 and Legacy Find, stated that “there are very few cards worth as much as the Cobb, pound for pound, save the Wagner.” “There are very few cards worth as much as the Cobb, pound for pound, except the Wagner.” He used the example of a PSA 9 mint 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card that just sold for $2.9 million to illustrate his point.
- A PSA 3 sells for around $19,000.
- Sheldon gave Adam the option of selling his Cobb on consignment or outright.
- He picked the latter option and informed me that he intends to send the money to his two children.
- His father, who was born in 1919, received it as a present from his elder brother at some time while they were teens, according to family tradition.
- Adam’s collection may have been inherited from his grandpa, who was a heavy smoker despite the fact that he never left his hometown of Bellville, New Jersey.
- For laughs, I asked Snyder what the chances were of another Cobb appearing before giving the news to him about Adam’s Cobb.
- It turned out that his remark was hauntingly prescient: “I am confident that there are more Cobbs out there.” There are collections that have been assembled over a lengthy period of time and are thus unknown to the hobby.
“I anticipate that we will see more of these sorts of discoveries in the future.” Meanwhile, Adam and Sheldon are relieved to have put their hobbies in the past.
Top 10 Ty Cobb Baseball Cards of All-Time
In addition to being the greatest base hitter the sport has ever seen, Tyrus “Ty” Cobb is also one of the most important personalities in the history of tobacco-era trading cards. Featuring some of the most famous baseball cards from the early days of the game, this top ten list recounts the absolute best in Ty Cobb baseball cards, featuring appearances dating back to the turn of the century through 1933. On eBay, you may find Ty Cobb cards that have been professionally graded. Given his rural Georgia upbringing, Cobb earned the nickname “The Georgia Peach” despite his reputation as being as tough-as-nails in the field of battle.
- Cobb was born in Detroit, Michigan.
- At the time of his retirement, he was also the all-time leader in games played, runs scored, and bases stolen.
- Despite the fact that Ty Cobb never won a World Series championship, his Tigers teams advanced to the World Series three times in a row in 1907, 1908, and 1909 under his leadership.
- All of the cards on this list are from 1933 or earlier, which means that the majority of them are out of reach for the average collector on a tight budget.
- A few of the more accessible appearances from the 1960s may be found in 1960 Fleer, 1961 Fleer Baseball Greats, and 1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats, all of which were published by Fleer.
- Ty Cobb cards may be found in the 1973 Topps, 1976 Topps, and 1979 Topps sets.
- It was important to evaluate the historical significance of each card as well as its worth and design when compiling our top-ten list in order to compile a thorough list of the best Ty Cobb Cobb cards ever created.
- Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
- Sets and players that are linked in the descriptions are taken immediately to their comprehensive profiles, if that option is accessible.
10. 1933 U.S. Caramel Ty Cobb14
32 athletes are included on the checklist for the 1933 United States Caramelset, with 27 of them being major league baseball players. The cards were distributed as part of a redemption contest in which the winner would get a ball and glove, and many of the cards were “cancelled” once they were redeemed.
Cobb’s card is one of the most valuable selections available, ranking second only to the cards of New York Yankees sluggersLou Gehrig and Babe Ruth in terms of value.
9. 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Ty Cobb1
Cobb was assigned the top slot on the Goudey Sport Kingsset checklist in 1933, which I believe says volumes about how well-regarded Cobb was at the time of the set’s release. Although he would eventually fall out of favor as baseball fans became more enamored with home run hitters, he was already regarded as one of the greatest baseball players to ever put on a pair of cleats at the time this set was released.
8. 1912 T227 Series of Champions Ty Cobb
Ty Cobb is the focal point of T227, which has been dubbed the “Series of Champions” because of his accomplishments. Athletes from a variety of sports were represented in the 1912 collection, which included four baseball players. The back side of this card, like many others from this era, has adverts for tobacco products. It was the only time that the “Miners Extra” trademark could be found on a trading card during that time period.
7. 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folds Sam Crawford, Ty Cobb
Cobb and fellow Hall of Famer Sam Crawford, who played right field to Cobb’s center field for the Tigers in 1911, are shown together on a Mecca Double Foldscard from the same year. In addition, the Mecca set is notable for being the first set to ever incorporate player statistics on the back of the cards. Crawford still owns the all-time record for the most career triples with 309, while Cobb is in second place with 295 to lead the way in terms of statistics. The third image shown here shows what happens when Cobb’s piece of the card is folded over such that it shares the bottom of Crawford’s legs with the other half of the card.
6. 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb30
1914 Cracker Jack was the first baseball set produced by the well-known candy popcorn corporation, and it has players from both the American and National leagues, as well as the short-lived Federal baseball league, among other things. The next year, much of the collection was re-released, with certain checklist additions and deletions made in response to customer feedback. Cobb, in spite of everything, is 30 in each set. You can detect the difference between the two sets quickly since the reverse side of the 1915 set has been flipped upside down in comparison to the front side.
5. 1910-1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets Ty Cobb
The American Tobacco Company, with their Turkey Redcabinet cards from 1910-1911, once again produced some of the most visually appealing cards on the market. These cards could be obtained by mailing in tobacco pack coupons from the Old Mill, Fez, and Turkey Red brands, which could be obtained over the mail. Cobb is on the most valuable card in the series, with his presence worth more than twice as much as the cards featuring Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson combined.
4. 1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb
In the unlikely event that you come across an original tobacco card with a gold border, it is almost undoubtedly a member of the T205series, which was first produced in 1911 by the American Tobacco Company. The designs of the cards for players from the American League and National League are slightly different, with the National League cards containing the first instance of a facsimile autograph on a baseball card.
Cobb’s card comes with a slew of different back designs, the most frequent of which being the Piedmont back pattern.
3. 1909-1911 T206 Ty Cobb Bat on Shoulder/Bat Off Shoulder
Ty Cobb is represented by four distinct trading cards in the American Tobacco Company’s trading card collection, which was published between 1909 and 1911. Three cards are separated into two portrait cards and two action cards, and the four cards are together referred to as the T206 set. Cobb is seen carrying a bat either on his shoulder or off his shoulder on the pair of action playing cards. Cobb’s peculiar bat hold method, which saw him choke up on the bat with a space between his hands, is also demonstrated on these two cards.
2. 1902-1911 Sporting Life Cabinets W600 Ty Cobb112
Historically, Cobb’s first collections may be traced back to the huge cabinet cards published by Sporting Lifemagazine at around the turn of the twentieth century. Because the set has been in production for such a long period of time, and new players have been introduced on a regular basis, the overall checklist continues to grow as new card samples are discovered. In 1907, Cobb’s baseball card was issued, just as the young outfielder was beginning to establish himself as the top hitter in the game, owing to his.350 batting average during that season.
1. 1909-1911 T206 Ty Cobb Red Portrait/Green Portrait
Ty Cobb’s portrait appearances in the T206 series have long been considered his most expensive cards overall, with the green backdrop version of the card being particularly difficult to come by. When it comes to rarity, the emblems on the reverse side, which might contain tobacco brands such as Piedmont and Sweet Caporal, are the most important factor to consider. With the discovery of the Lucky 7 Find, Ty Cobb T206 cards have been pushed into the limelight for the first time in decades. This contains seven examples of the exceedingly uncommon back version, which features the words “Ty Cobb King of the Smoking Tobacco World” in place of the brand logo on the back.
It was previously thought that there were only approximately 15 copies of this rare card in existence, therefore this discovery has a tremendous impact on the landscape of Cobb’s most renowned and valuable card.
This Ultra-Rare 1907 Ty Cobb Rookie Card Is Expected to Sell for $300,000 at Auction
No card from a future Hall of Famer’s debut season appeals more to a sports card collector than one from that player’s first season. And now, one of the most valuable and valuable pieces of art in the world, as well as the first to feature Ty Cobb, is up for sale. Last week, a 1907 W600 Sporting Life cabinet card of the Detroit Tiger icon was put up for auction by Robert Edward Auctions in an online-only transaction that took place late last week. The auction, which will run through Sunday, April 19, will provide baseballcard collectors with an opportunity to acquire the single most essential card from one of the most important collections in baseball history.
- Cobb’s official rookie season was 1907, and this specific large card is the only one in the collection to depict the iconic centerfielder.
- Cobb would go on to become one of the greatest baseball players of all time, hitting.367 over a legendary career that would continue until 1928, something that the manufacturers of the W600 Sporting Life cabinets couldn’t have predicted at the time of the cabinets’ production.
- During the previous two decades, just one other copy has been offered for sale by Robert Edward Auctions, and only two other examples are known to have been sold at public auction during that time period.
- “Collectors have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the rarest cards in existence; according to the reports of the expert graders, this may be one of just six cards in existence,” said Brian Dwyer, president of the auction house.
- Even so, that’s exceptional condition for a card that’s been around for 113 years.
Despite the fact that REA has not provided an estimate for the card’s value, a press release announcing the sale estimated that it may sell for more than $300,000. At the time of this writing, the bidding had already hit $200,000.
How 7 rare Ty Cobb baseball cards worth $1 million were rescued from the ‘trash’
It was more than a century ago that they were discovered concealed on the floor of an abandoned residence in a small rural southern town. They were at the very bottom of an old, crumpled, and rumpled paper bag. As if they needed to be any more inconspicuous than they already were, they sat face down. The items may have remained concealed — or even worse, ended up in the garbage — if the great-grandchildren of their original owners hadn’t conducted a check of their relatives’ home earlier in the month.
- That’s when they first noticed them: Seven little, identical, rectangular cards, some of which have lost part of their original gloss as a result of the passage of time.
- The words “Ty Cobb – King of the Smoking Tobacco World” were written on the back of the cigarette.
- Wasn’t he a professional baseball player?
- A family had discovered a slew of playing cards in their grandfather’s cupboard and had received a substantial sum of money in exchange for them.
- They were absolutely correct.
- He referred to the discovery as “miraculous.” Florida-based professional sports memorabilia authenticator Orlando, who validated the “Lucky Seven Find,” detailed the complete finding in an article posted on the PSA website on Wednesday.
- This set of cards was created between 1909 and 1911, during the time period when the swashbuckling Detroit Tigers slugger was nearing the peak of his career, and it was sold together with packages of tobacco in a lot known as the T206.
- According to Orlando, each of these specific “T206 Ty Cobb” cards is worth at least $150,000, bringing the total value of the find somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million.
- The cards have a grade of 3.5 to 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being pristine condition and 1 being very good condition.
Another element is the sheer randomness with which everything happened: After going unnoticed for so long and, more importantly, remaining undamaged, a stash of extremely rare baseball cards, some of which were printed as early as 1909 and sold in only limited quantities, was discovered and saved by a family who knew just enough about the game to have a hunch that they might be valuable.
- “It’s absurd that you found seven in one shot.” Following the discovery of the cards, Orlando claims that the family contacted Rick Snyder, an authenticator based in South Carolina.
- Snyder reasoned that they couldn’t possibly be genuine.
- “I had the same response that Rick had when I first saw the photographs,” Orlando stated in his letter.
- In anticipation of his colleague’s report, Orlando awaited the family’s in-person meeting — as well as their business cards— with a wary curiosity.
According to Orlando, “I could tell by the tone of his voice that he was truly enthusiastic about the potential in front of him.” “Despite the fact that it seemed impossible, Rick was confident that the cards were genuine.” Every day, hundreds of items of memorabilia are surveyed by Orlando’s organization, amounting to millions every year.
The Lucky Seven, on the other hand, were outstanding.
After he, his coworkers, and an independent expert examined the cards, Orlando felt confident enough to declare them to be genuine.
“This is the essence of what the hobby is all about,” he explained. “Even though we live in the information era, the Internet age, there is still untapped treasure buried somewhere out there,” says the author.
Ty Cobb Baseball Card: Best 3 to Invest In For the Long Term Value – Gold Card Auctions
If you’re serious about investing in sports cards, there are three terms you should know that are worth a lot of money: Tyrus Raymond Cobb is a fictional character created by author Tyrus Raymond Cobb. Ty Cobb’s baseball cards are among the safest investments you can make, thanks to his incredible 12 batting titles, establishing 90 various records while playing, and being the top vote-getter in the very first Baseball Hall of Fame class, among other things. However, with so many alternatives available, it can be difficult to decide where to direct your attention.
Despite the fact that many experienced investors are aware that there are certain combination cards including Cobb and other stars, we will only be looking at Ty Cobb solo cards for the sake of this list.
3. 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb – $125,000, Estimated Near Mint Value
You should be familiar with the following three words if you’re serious about investing in sports cards: Tyrus Raymond Cobb is a fictional character created by writer Tyrus Raymond Cobb in the year 2000. Ty Cobb’s baseball cards are among the safest investments you can make, thanks to his unbelievable 12 batting titles, establishing 90 various records while playing, and being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the very first class. However, with so many alternatives available, it may be difficult to know where to begin.
We’re just going to look at Ty Cobb solo cards on this list, even though many experienced investors are aware that there are certain combo cards including Cobb and other stars.
2. 1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb – $135,000 Estimated Near Mint Value
The artwork on this stunning card is from a famous artist. Ty Cobb’s peaceful face is adorned with a flashy red baseball diamond and skillfully incorporated equipment, creating a great combination of baseball fervor and aesthetically beautiful art in this work. Each and every one of these heart-warming sights is surrounded by the true star of the show: the renowned gold border. This crisp and distinct characteristic distinguishes this card from virtually every other card available on the market, making it an ultra-rare investment and display item that will make others envious of your collection.
More favorable border conditions will result in a higher return on your investment.
1. Ty Cobb 1909-11 T206 Green Portrait – $135,000 Estimated Near Mint Value
Despite the fact that the well-known T206 series has two separate Ty Cobb cards, the green background card’s higher rarity makes it the undisputed number one choice. Although the artwork on this card isn’t as dazzling as the artwork on many other cards on the market, it isn’t necessary to be. When it comes to this card, its illustrious lineage and near-mythic symbol status do all of the talking for it. The message is as straightforward as it is compelling: this is the peak of credit card investing success.
The higher the value of the card, the more centered the picture appears on the card.
However, if you’re looking to start out with some more reasonable investments, have a look at some of our other articles on modern classics that you can invest in today for long-term success.
Most Watched Ty Cobb Baseball Cards on eBay
Vous êtes ici: Accueil/Most Popular Stories/The Most Wanted Ty Cobb Baseball Card Auctions on eBay Although the fans who witnessed him in his heyday are no longer alive, it is not necessary to have eyewitnesses or film to appreciate why the market for Ty Cobb baseball cards continues to be one of the most active sports collector marketplaces around. Cobb’s dominance on the field and in the record books has endured through the ages and generations. From the beginning of the twentieth century until the conclusion of his playing career a quarter century later, he was a permanent presence on nearly every set that was ever built.
Dietsche postcard of Ty Cobb from 1907.
Others choose a small number of high-grade specimens, while the rest of us would be content with a Cobb card from his playing days, or even a cut signature or relic card from the current age, just to be able to claim we own a Cobb player card.
When the extremely rare “Ty Cobb Tobacco” T206 cards are unearthed, headlines are generated, and when a bag full of them is uncovered, it becomes a major story.
There was no player whose visage more represented the period of the cigarette card.
Christy Mathewson had graduated from college, which was unusual for players at the time.
Honus Wagner, perhaps?
We got the idea from some Ty Cobb baseball cards.
His early cards, on the other hand, did not contain any cigarettes.
Dietsche postcards continue to be one of the most underappreciated cards in the hobby, in our opinion.
Cobb was also featured in caramel cards, so you didn’t have to be a smoker to come across his image.
Caramel Sauce from the United States Ty Cobb’s baseball card from 1909.
T212 Ty Cobb and Hughie Jennings are two of baseball’s most famous players.
Additionally, his cards from the 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack sets are immensely popular among collectors who have the financial means to pursue them.
Ty Cobb is a baseball player that was born in the state of Georgia.
After some time, he’s shown to be a wise investment. As a result, which graded and authenticated Ty Cobb cards are now attracting the most attention from eBay bidders? Please refer to the following list, which is updated automatically on a daily basis, for further information:
|T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers HOF PSA 2 Good ” ICONIC CARD “81 bids – Price: $2,902.00 -Watchers: 142Item373931865514|
|1919 COUPON CIGARETTES T213 TY COBB HOF BATTING SGC 30 GOOD 2 A1762-00136 bids – Price: $4,494.00 -Watchers: 54Item363730846442|
|2010 Topps Tribute Ty Cobb Game Used Bat 1/75 PSA 7 NEAR MINT11 bids – Price: $32.00 -Watchers: 24Item363728228549|
|1970 Rold Gold Pretzels Baseball Greats 3-D15 Ty Cobb Tigers HOF PSA 8 NM-MT6 bids – Price: $7.50 -Watchers: 9Item363728059055|
|1961 Fleer1 Frank Homerun Baker,Ty Cobb,Zach Wheat Cklist PSA 7 NearMint2 bids – Price: $33.00 -Watchers: 5Item194845397222|
|2018 Topps Ty Cobb SP351 (TIGERS) PSA 10 (POP 10!)2 bids – Price: $17.50 -Watchers: 4Item115251264963|
|2018 Topps AllenGinter HOF Center Fielder TY COBB290 PSA 10 GEM POP 26 bids – Price: $15.50 -Watchers: 3Item255382178921|
|1976 Topps346 Ty Cobb All Time All Star PSA 7 NM TIGERS HOF1 bids – Price: $11.99 -Watchers: 3Item255395247541|
|1915 Cracker Jack30 Ty Cobb PSA 1 (MK) WOW!4 bids – Price: $86.00 -Watchers: 2Item165342209808|
|1994 UPPER DECK/GM BASEBALL PREVIEWS3 TY COBB HOF PSA 10 A3289538-2092 bids – Price: $5.50 -Watchers: 1Item384736935418|
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