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1909-1911 T206 Ty Cobb Rare "Uzit" Back
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $17,625
Graded FAIR 20 by SGC. Bat-off-shoulder pose of Hall of Famer Ty Cobb with extremely rare Uzit back. The card is centered 30/70 top to bottom with evenly rounded corners and a single horizontal crease through the middle. Bright colors. Clean front and back. In our opinion this card has a very strong appearance relative to its conservative SGC grade. We grade this card slightly higher (Fr-Gd or Gd). The bat-off-shoulder pose is the only T206 Cobb pose that was produced with advertising for Uzit cigarettes on the back. All T206 Uzit back cards are highly desirable, especially Hall of Famers. The Uzit Cobb is universally recognized as one of the best front and rare-back combinations that can possibly exist in the entire T206 set. Very few examples are known. We have been able to verify with certainty the existence of exactly five examples, though perhaps another one or two are held in very private collections. The T206 set is unique in that it offers so many dimensions of interest and intrigue to collectors, and is a fascinating field of collecting and study unto itself. It is the single most popular vintage-card issue among collectors. Some of the many elements and topics relating to the T206 set that fascinate collectors include the many color variations, rare cards, scarce cards, team variations, Wagner, Plank, Doyle, Magie, printer's scraps, miscuts, Cobb with Cobb back cards, Southern Leaguers, great stars, great artwork, great era, Hall of Famers, and, of course, rare backs. Interest in T206s is never going out of style, and one of the "dream cards" that is recognized by all is the T206 Ty Cobb with a Uzit back. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $17,625
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