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Ty Cobb

1909 Philadelphia Caramel (E95)

Tyrus Raymond “Ty” Cobb

Born: December 18, 1886 - Narrows, GA
Died: July 17, 1961 - Atlanta, GA
Batted: LH
Threw: RH
Position: OF
Career BA: .367
Managerial Record: 479–444

Teams:
Detroit Tigers AL (1905–1920; player-manager: 1921–1926)
Philadelphia Athletics AL (1927–1928)

Probably the most gifted athlete of the early twentieth century, Ty Cobb was an incredible hitter, the best base stealer of his era, and superb defensively. He was the dominant player in the American League during the Deadball Era, but his aggressive, competitive style of play led to controversy throughout his career.

The superstar of his day, Cobb was not well-liked by players, even those on his team. His reckless base running intimidated the competition, giving him the edge, but it certainly didn’t earn many friendships. Ty Cobb became the highest paid player in baseball during the second half of his playing career. As a businessman he was a genius, amassing a fortune with investments in companies such as Coca Cola and General Motors, but as a player he continued to be surrounded by controversy. Cobb became player-manager of the Tigers in 1921, continuing on in that role for six seasons. Although not pennant contenders, the team did fairly well under his leadership. He retired in 1926 due to allegations of a game fix in 1919...allegations made by a player who had a grudge against Cobb. After he was cleared of any wrong doing, Connie Mack recruited him for the A’s where he finished out his career.

Considered mean spirited and racist, Cobb was actually quietly philanthropic later in life, helping out many indigent ballplayers. Whatever the assessment is of Cobb, it is our consensus that, as a player, he belongs at the top of our list as the Best of the Best. “The Georgia Peach” won an incredible 11 batting titles, batted under .320 only once in his career, and still holds the record for highest career batting average. With 4,191 hits, along with 892 stolen bases, Cobb stands near or at the top of the all-time list. One of the first to be elected to the Hall of Fame, he is the overwhelming choice for our Cracker Jack All-Star Team. 

– Tom and Ellen Zappala, The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball's Prized Players. For more information on their book and/or to order a copy at a special PSA discount, visit http://crackerjackplayers.com/PSA_order.html

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM 7
1 NM 7
1 NM 7
1 NM 7
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6

Prices By Grade

1909 E95 PHILADELPHIA CARAMEL TY COBB

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
GEM - MT 10
MINT 9
NM - MT 8
NM 7 $31,200.00 $25,200.00 $20,000.00 4
EX - MT 6 $11,700.00 $11,700.00 $11,500.00 6 4
EX 5 $7,100.00 $7,100.00 $6,500.00 11 10
VG - EX 4 $4,800.00 $4,800.00 $4,500.00 24 24
VG 3 $3,700.00 $3,700.00 $2,500.00 23 54
GOOD 2 $1,800.00 $1,800.00 $1,350.00 23 81
FR 1.5 5 107
PR 1 $810.00 $810.00 $750.00 33 112
Auth $815.11 $815.11 8 148

Auction Prices Realized

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
09/15/2020 $31,200 7 53151 Heritage Auctions The Partnerone Collection Sports Card Catalog Auction - Dallas Auction 02072580
09/07/2020 $2,000 1 (MK) 363096598785 eBay gregmorriscollectibles Best Offer 47449320
08/03/2020 $1,136 1 (MK) 156 Lelands Summer 2020 Pop Up Auction 47449320
05/11/2020 $19,200 7 55094 Heritage Auctions 2020 May 7 - 9 Spring Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction Auction 03078564
12/09/2019 $11,700 6 50212 Heritage Auctions 2019 December 5 - 7 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction Auction 07000475
12/09/2019 $4,800 4 248 Robert Edward Auctions 2019 Fall Auction 02182542
12/09/2019 $810 1 253 Robert Edward Auctions 2019 Fall Auction 12398857
08/11/2019 $1,500 1 273859106332 eBay cory_addiejoss Best Offer 23620611
08/01/2019 $990 1 231 Robert Edward Auctions 2019 Summer Auction 10623863
06/10/2019 $5,113 4 143276259219 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 19814925
06/07/2019 $815 Auth 192930899331 eBay eman_28551 Auction 26019843
05/08/2019 $3,700 3 352651736207 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 42885919
04/15/2019 $2,583 2.5 387 Love of the Game Auctions Spring, 2019 Premier Auction Auction 42358598
04/09/2019 $7,100 5 401739867704 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 50081470
04/09/2019 $971 1 143194016111 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 41383451
03/25/2019 $707 Auth 143178072190 eBay topol777 Auction 26019843
01/17/2019 $2,255 3 372564087311 eBay probstein123 Auction 11842210
12/27/2018 $2,343 3 303003784070 eBay suesvoices Auction 11842210
12/15/2018 $1,064 2 (MK) 729 Memory Lane, Inc. Holy Grail Rarities Auction Auction 41287628
10/30/2018 $1,800 2 195 Robert Edward Auctions 2018 Fall Auction 07230764
09/09/2018 $1,009 1 352447533482 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 41383451
05/06/2018 $2,700 3.5 245 Robert Edward Auctions 2018 Spring Auction 15310078
03/11/2018 $5,655 5 401500818472 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 28469910
03/02/2018 $675 1 142705180588 eBay lambertsport Buy It Now 26019844
02/28/2018 $950 1 132506715899 eBay amintcollector Best Offer 90173558
02/05/2018 $840 1 352265674399 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 27906007
12/10/2017 $4,306 4 401451804507 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 19814925
11/12/2017 $5,600 5 352199981332 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 19614676
11/12/2017 $877 1 142562658776 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 27906007
10/08/2017 $1,675 2 401413394091 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 27898938
09/10/2017 $2,138 3 142493391506 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 26220285
08/12/2017 $4,613 4 155 Love of the Game Auctions Fifth Anniversary Auction - Closes August 12, 2017 Auction 19814925
08/02/2017 $750 Auth 112404869486 eBay benb51 Best Offer 26019843
07/05/2017 $7,050 5 142426152508 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 19614676
06/29/2017 $4,320 4 80021 Heritage Auctions 2017 June 29 Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction - Dallas Ended Jun 29th Auction 26621815
06/11/2017 $1,981 3 252978098991 eBay vintageamerica13 Auction 26220285
05/22/2017 $1,560 2 304 Robert Edward Auctions 2017 Spring Auction 06387161
05/22/2017 $1,680 2 288 Robert Edward Auctions 2017 Spring Auction 11207081
05/19/2017 $2,750 3 192190339817 eBay dougaroo Best Offer 14837519
03/26/2017 $1,980 3 112341056108 eBay base524 Auction 07012236
02/28/2017 $4,637 5 401278259527 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 19614676
02/06/2017 $4,200 5 351967973286 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 90517437
12/04/2016 $1,925 3 401231301888 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 50044925
12/04/2016 $689 1 142189151570 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 21004673
11/19/2016 $4,063 4 50057 Heritage Auctions 2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalo... Nov 19, 2016 Auction 25388248
05/14/2016 $3,824 4 80075 Heritage Auctions 2016 May 12 - 14 Sports Collectibles Catalog Au... May 14, 2016 Auction 50086785
12/04/2015 $21,240 7 3 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2015 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 08146587
11/07/2015 $28,016 7 10251 Heritage Auctions 2015 November 5 - 7 Sports Collectibles Catalog ... Nov 7, 2015 Auction 02072580
11/07/2015 $1,673 3 10252 Heritage Auctions 2015 November 5 - 7 Sports Collectibles Catalog ... Nov 7, 2015 Auction 24684451
05/16/2015 $4,541 5 80214 Heritage Auctions 2015 May 14 - 16 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auc... May 16, 2015 Auction 90517437
01/11/2015 $4,536 5 15 Memory Lane, Inc. Past & Present Winter Auction Auction 50081470
11/08/2014 $1,554 3 80041 Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 8 Sports Catalog Auction - Dal... Nov 8, 2014 Auction 06315934
10/15/2014 $2,700 4 133 Robert Edward Auctions 2014 Fall Auction 14980697
09/26/2014 $5,307 5 28 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVII Auction 50081470
07/12/2014 $1,422 2 1042 Goldin Auctions Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction Auction 21428467
05/12/2013 $560 1 366 Memory Lane, Inc. THE SPRING BREAK AUCTION 2013 Auction 20756770
01/01/2013 $2,666 4 (MK) 148 Robert Edward Auctions 2013 Auction Auction 20267126
12/07/2012 $4,680 5 22 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 19236803
11/16/2012 $2,574 4 116 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLV Auction 31135591
01/01/2012 $1,541 3 229 Robert Edward Auctions 2012 Auction Auction 04644753
12/18/2011 $2,357 5 (MK) 97 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter 2011 Auction 16999994
12/18/2011 $2,416 4 96 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter 2011 Auction 11992997
12/01/2011 $1,740 3 29 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 19199703
01/01/2011 $4,406 5 (MK) 191 Robert Edward Auctions 2011 Auction Auction 16999994
01/01/2010 $3,231 4 225 Robert Edward Auctions 2010 Auction Auction 31135591
09/19/2008 $7,307 5 57 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Goodwins Commons and Masterpieces XVII Auction 90517437
09/14/2008 $3,436 4 25 Memory Lane, Inc. Hot Summer Classic Rarities Auction 14980697
05/18/2008 $2,924 4 164 Memory Lane, Inc. Spring Fever Rarities Auction 31528782
01/01/2008 $6,463 5 297 Robert Edward Auctions 2008 Auction Auction 31174853
11/06/2006 $3,037 4 30 SCP Auctions SCP Auctions November 2006 Internet Auction Auction 31528782
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