Sunday, March 2, 2014

My Best Card That I Didn't Show Until The End

I suppose "best" is a subjective term.  Still,  I would wager that if collectors were to line up all of my cards and were asked to pick one as the centerpiece of my collection it would be this T-206 Ty Cobb:

I bought this a long time ago, in my single days, when I didn't have get to spend my discretionary income on the Lovely Wife.  I probably had no business buying this back then when my income was only modest at best, but I sure wasn't spending my money on girls, clothes to impress girls, apartment decor to impress girls, or anything that would have remotely made me more attractive to girls.  Good lord it's a miracle the Lovely Wife found something salvageable in me, because man, I was a big dork.  Not the awesome, cool cat you know now.

Now that I have this Cobb card, I'm glad I spent the money I did (for those curious, I got it for around $300+ on eBay back in the late 90's if I remember correctly).  And I'm going to say this right now- if one of you experts sees this and thinks or knows it's a fake DO NOT tell me!  I'm going to my grave believing this is real.  I am somewhat tempted to send this in for authentication and then turn around and sell it for a profit and buy a card of a person more palatable to my sensibilities, like Christy Mathewson or someone else that wasn't a bigoted murderer.

But, I acknowledge that this is the crown jewel of my collection.  I'll also re-show a card that I bought to kind of "go" with this Cobb card:


I love the story of Cobb and Lajoie battling it out for the batting title in 1910.  This link is a good recap for those interested. 

My T206 collection isn't huge, but I'm proud of it and I'm glad I was able to share some one last time!


The Lost Collector said...

Whoa. How have you been hiding this?

JediJeff said...

Whoa. What address are you hiding that? And which drawer of the dresser? :)

Seriously - that is super sweet.


Those are amazing !

Although, as an Indian fan, I'd take the Nap.

Daniel Wilson said...

Wow! Those are amazing!

night owl said...

When I'm ready to give up this blog gig, the card I show that I've never shown before will likely be from 1990 Fleer.

Commishbob said...

Wow. Those are incredible cards. Cobb might have been an a_____e but... that card!! Never let it go.

Fuji said...

Wow wow wee wa... those are a very nice!

Michael said...

Those are amazing cards to have in any collection!!! Quite jealous!