Baseball legend Ty Cobb was at the peak of his career when the famous T206 tobacco cards were released.
From 1909-11, Cobb led the American League in batting, hitting .419 in 1911 to win the AL MVP.
Heritage Auctions has an impressive array of rare graded Cobb cards in its eighth installment of The David Hall T206 Collection, which is up for bid through April 14.
Among the 437 lots are three highly sought-after Cobb cards:
• A 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder), graded PSA NM-MT 8. It is one of only 60 examples with a “Piedmont – 350 Subjects” on the back and one of only two with a PSA 8 grade, the highest known to exist. It is expected to sell for at least $100,000.
• A 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Ty Cobb (Red Portrait), graded PSA VG-EX 4. Only 99 examples have been graded by PSA, with only 16 graded higher.
• A 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Ty Cobb (Green Portrait), graded PSA Good 2. Only 110 have been graded by PSA, with only 34 graded higher.
The collection also includes a 1909-11 T206 El Principe De Gales Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap), graded PSA NM 7. It is the highest grade among only 13 graded by PSA.
The auction also features many rare lots of cards with backs of Uzit, Carolina Brights, Hindu, Broad Leaf, Cycle, El Principe de Gales, Tolstoi, and others.