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1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb - American Beauty Back
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,525
Graded EX 60 by SGC. Classic Ty Cobb card from T205 Gold Borders, one of the most popular of all 1910-era tobacco issues, in exceptionally high grade for this issue, with an American Beauty back. American Beauty is a scarce back, certainly not in the same league as Drum or Hindu, but very unusual and seen far less often than the standard Piedmont, Hassan, or Sweet Caporal advertising backs. The card displays only the slightest hint of white at the tips of the corners (slight rounding in the upper left), the most minute hint of chipping to the gold at the center of the extreme edge of the right border, and one tiny flake on the top left edge; otherwise the easily chipped gold borders are without any white whatsoever showing. The card is bright and clean, with striking colors, and is centered approximately 35/65 left to right and 40/60 top to bottom. This is a very attractive and high-grade example of the key card from this extremely condition-sensitive set. Strong Excellent condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $3,525
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