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1915 E145 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb PSA NM 7

Starting Bid - $5,000.00 , Sold For - $15,275.00

Graded NM 7 by PSA. Extraordinary super high-grade factory-set-fresh example of what many consider to be the single most classic of all Ty Cobb cards. This is an incredible high-grade gem, and without question one of the finest examples in existence. The 1915 Cracker Jack is universally recognized to be one of Ty Cobb’s most striking and popular cards. It is one of the most famous cards in all of vintage-card collecting. The "Georgia Peach" is one of the big three key cards in the set, along with Jackson and Wagner. The offered card is absolutely pristine, crisp, and perfectly fresh, with flawless registration, four razor-sharp corners, perfectly crisp and clean, both front and back, with no stains whatsoever, and centered slightly to the top right border (in part due to a very slight picture tilt, a common characteristic of 1915 Cobb Cracker Jacks). In fact, note that the centering is identical to the SGC MN-MT 88 example with a small background blemish that appeared as Lot #11 in the April 2007 REA auction and which sold for $19,975 (http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/auction/2007/11.html). The background of the offered example is perfect and has no blemish. The red color of the background is particularly deep and bold. The reverse is flawless with bold black text. This card was obviously once from an original "factory set" obtained by mail directly from the company. If not for the centering, which is a little too much to the top for a PSA 8 but not bad, this card would certainly be a PSA 8 NM-MT card. This card is a gem! Any short list of card collecting's greatest and most recognizable icons would include Ty Cobb's Cracker Jack card. This is one of the finest examples in existence of one of card collecting's undisputed classics. The SMR value for the assigned grade is $9,500, which seems very conservative. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open).
SOLD FOR $15,275.00


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