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1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb SGC 20

Lot Number 16

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Of the “Class of 1936” Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, it is conceivable that no player has garnered more controversy, intrigue or mystique than Ty Cobb. While often dismissed as an uncouth rabble-rouser, the reality is that the fiery Georgian was a much more complex personality. The exploits of Cobb have ignited generations of hobbyists who perpetually seek to add quality material into their collections. While the majority of Ty Cobb cards were released to a national audience, regional depictions that were issued in far lesser quantities are seldom found. From 1911 to 1914, General Baking Co. of Buffalo, New York inserted 25 baseball card subjects into loaves of their bread products. Graded 20 Good 1.5 Fair by SGC, the offered 1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb is one of only thirteen copies confirmed by the third-party grading service. Perhaps the most alluring example of Cobb extant, the obverse displays Cobb tightly gripping his wooden weapon while glaring intently against a mustard backdrop. The surface presents (Good to VG) while exhibiting evenly rounded corners and superficial peripheral wrinkling which does not significantly impact the clear rendering. The green advertising reverse is bolstered by bold, green typeface which nicely conceals a pair of faint date stamps which leads to the overall assessment.

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