Mastro Spring 2007
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Graded 50 VG/EX 4 by SGC, the highest graded of only six total examples graded by both SGC and PSA. This startling relic is by far the highest graded example known (of both companies) with three examples at the GD level being the next available examples. In our experience (until just recently), the notion of a Type 1 Coupon Ty Cobb has been so much conjecture. But, tangibly, we've got one, and we now advance it for our readers' consideration. As accomplished tobacco card collectors are quite aware, Coupon Cigarettes (as T213) sponsored three distinctly different issues spanning the period 1910 through 1919. The first of these (cleverly named "Type 1") are, categorically, extremely rare. They're identified by the exclusive format of their reverse advertising (and likewise, Types 2 and 3 bear mutually divergent advertising). Through the entire family of tobacco issues of that era, Ty Cobb was (and remains) the mightiest force, including Coupons of any Type. This card, we report, has light/mild corner wear (with a miniscule piece of paper stock suspended from the lower right corner). The centering is nicely balanced, and the red background has a very small area of slight discoloration. The register of Cobb's portrait image is just a bit imperfect, yet certainly equal to the mainstream seen in T206. The important reverse is boldly and perfectly printed with a shade of very light toning in its lower aspect. In its aggregate considerations, the card is Very Good to Excellent, and until it's demonstrated otherwise, we assert that it is the hobby's finest known Type 1 Coupon Ty Cobb.
1910 T213 Coupon Type 1 Ty Cobb
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