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Lot # 120: 1910 "Ty Cobb Sliding", Greatest Baseball Action Photo of All Time by Charles Conlon

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 31 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2021",
which ran from 2/13/2021 7:15 PM to
3/6/2021 8:00 PM

The 1910 photograph of Ty Cobb sliding into third base by Charles Conlon is the most important sports photograph ever taken and it ushered in a new era of sports action photography. We discovered the only known original "Type 1" and sold it in 2015, and this photo recently changed hands for $250,000! While the example here is not that, it is one of the next best options for a collector on a budget. Issued around the 1960's and off a duplicate negative (because the original glass plate was cracked) this one is clean and clear. From the archives of the Sporting News, this is an actual original example from 50+ years ago and from the archives of the company that owned the negative. This will get a "Type 4" designation from PSA as c. 1960's and is a fine alternative to a half million dollar example!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Non-Vintage (1960's)
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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