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1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy #30 Ty Cobb
Starting Bid - $800.00 , Sold For - $2,350.00
Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. One of only four graded at this level, with none graded higher by PSA. Extremely attractive and fairly high-grade example of one of Ty Cobb's most distinctive cards. This card has an Excellent appearance. 1917 Collins-McCarthy candy cards are rare, and are one of the few major card issues dating from the mid-teens. The E135 set is far rarer than the somewhat similar in design M101-4/5 Sporting News cards. Both sets have 200 cards, are black and white, and were issued in the mid-teens. (M101-4/5 were issued a year earlier, in 1916). E135 Collins-McCarthy cards, however, were never issued as complete sets to the public, are larger in size, and feature different images, many of which are unique to the E135 set. They were also produced on a slightly thinner stock (compared to M101-4/5) that is far more susceptible to wear, and with a very glossy surface which is very prone to creasing. The image on this card is a batting pose of Cobb which is unique to the Collins-McCarthy set (and related issues). This card is bright and clean, both front and back, with light, even corner wear, no creases, and centered slightly to the bottom left. This is an exceptionally attractive, and for Collins-McCarthy cards, very high-grade example of one of Ty Cobb's rarest classic cards. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $2,350.00
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