February 2013
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 2/27/2013

Intoning Detroit's pennant-winning 1907 season, photographer/publisher H. M. Taylor contemporaneously devised a series of postcards celebrating the American League champions. Adapted from that paper issue shortly thereafter, then, was this magnificent souvenir pin - distinctly reiterating the young and highly poised Ty Cobb. The unique image is illustrated in black-and-white - therefore much prone to disappointments in condition with the passing years. This one, on the other hand, has survived with virtually no deterioration - its white surfaces remaining uncorrupted by any toning. Moreover, the integrity of the 1-1/4-inch pin's contour is as original. Also to be welcomed is the period-primitive needle fastening device. We note only a couple minute blemishes in the pin's perimeter and a trace of oxidation on the raised surface of the reverse. But this treasure would be welcomed by the advanced hobbyist at NM.   
Circa 1907 Tyrus Cobb At Bat PinbackCirca 1907 Tyrus Cobb At Bat Pinback
Circa 1907 "Tyrus Cobb At Bat" Pinback
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500
Price Realized (Includes Buyers Premium): $3,884
Number of Bids: 24
Auction closed on: 2/28/2013