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Lot # 94: 1917 Ty Cobb, "Swinging for the Fences" Magnificent Statuesque Batting Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "August Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 8/2/2021 6:00 PM to
8/21/2021 8:00 PM

Beautiful 1917 photograph of Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb as he does his best Babe Ruth impression and swings for the fences. Cobb is holding his follow-through for photographers and is flashing the grit and determined look on his face that made him the best player of his era! A clearly vintage example, we feel this is well within the five years we give for a "Vintage 1" and it remains here in nice shape overall with note to a chip off the lower left corner. Developed around 1920-22 (Brown brothers stamp added alter when the image was filed) off a duplicate negative, the photo retains exceptional quality and is among the best values of any Cobb photograph we have ever offered!

Size: 5x7
Designation: Vintage 1(b)
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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