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Ty Cobb Inscribed Photo - Famous Conlon Sliding Photo
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,060.00
Classic 8 x 10 photo of Ty Cobb sliding into third base has been inscribed, "To Lee Savage - From Ty Cobb." Both Cobb's blue ink inscription and signature have been flawlessly penned, grading "10." This particular photo, which pictures Cobb sliding into New York Highlanders third baseman Jimmy Austin at the Polo Grounds in 1910, was taken by noted photographer Charles Conlon and remains the quintessential image of baseball's fiercest competitor. In addition to its inherent aesthetic qualities, the photo also represents what many consider to be the single most desirable image for a signed Ty Cobb photograph. The photo (not a first generation print) was a favorite of Cobb's and he had copies made over the years to sign and present to friends. The photo has some minor surface paper loss in the corners and on the reverse related to the photograph long ago being mounted and framed (this does not affect the image area and can easily be matted out), and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,060.00
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