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Lot # 170: 1927 Ty Cobb, "Baseball Superstar and His Controversial Mother" Rare Photograph

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 1/27/2023 9:00 PM to
2/18/2023 8:00 PM

The story of Ty Cobb's surly attitude and tumultuous life has it's origins in his teenage years when his father was killed by his mother. It has gone down in history as a tragic accident, but most feel she murdered her husband who caught her in an affair with another man. The facts will never be known, but the incident had a profound impact on Cobb. The offered image shows the baseball superstar with his mother, the center of the controversy, and it represents the only image we have ever seen of the pair as their relationship was strained to say the least. Issued by the International News and stamped on the back with a nice paper caption as well, the photo grades almost perfect.

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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