04 March 2016

Cache of Ty Cobb baseball cards found

As reported by ESPN:
Card experts in Southern California said Wednesday that they have verified the legitimacy and seven-figure total value of seven identical Ty Cobb cards from the printing period of 1909 to 1911. Before the recent find, there were only about 15 known to still exist...

The family who discovered the cards in a neglected paper bag at the run-down house of a deceased
great-grandfather has asked to remain anonymous...

The cards with Cobb, the Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers slugger, come from a lot known as T206, the group most prized by collectors. That lot also includes the Honus Wagner card, arguably the most famous sports card ever.

The back of the cards say "TY COBB -- KING OF THE SMOKING TOBACCO WORLD" in green ink.
See also:
Why you should clean your attic
A Honus Wagner baseball card
Amazing baseball cards found in attic

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