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1907 A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcard Near-Complete Set (15 of 16)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,115
Outstanding high-grade near-complete set of fifteen (out of 16) 1907 A. C. Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcards (Series 1). Dietsche postcards are rarely seen in such high grade. These were obviously put away in 1907 and never touched. Missing only one of the two Cobb poses (the rare Ty Cobb fielding pose variation) for completion. Cobb is the only player with two poses in the Dietsche set, and for some reason the Cobb fielding pose is far rarer than the Cobb batting pose, to such an extraordinary degree that we can only assume the Cobb fielding pose was replaced with the batting pose early in the print run. To most collectors, this core collection of fifteen different 1907 Dietsche Detroit Tigers postcards represents a set. Produced by the Dietsche Postcard Company of Detroit to commemorate the Tigers' participation in the 1907 World Series, this is a particularly interesting set in that the Ty Cobb card included really does lay claim to being his true rookie card in the eyes of most collectors. The other Hall of Famers in the set are Sam Crawford and Hughie Jennings. This group is in far superior condition to those normally found. All are in Excellent condition, with just a hint of corner wear, which is characteristic of the set due to the flush-to-the-border black-background design of the cards. This is about as sharp and clean as we have ever seen them. All also have clean unused reverses. Dietsche also issued a companion set of the Cubs. The Dietsche Detroit Tigers postcard set represents an outstanding value, all the more so because it includes Ty Cobb's rookie card, and is one of the most distinctive sets of the era. Total: 15 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,115
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