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Lot # 747: 1954 Ty Cobb Signed Personal Check (PSA)

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM

Ty Cobb didn't fool around. He played to win. "When I played ball, I didn't play for fun...." said the Georgia Peach. "It's no pink tea and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest." Cobb had that attitude for all of his 24 Major League seasons, all but the last two years were with the Detroit Tigers. One of only five Inaugural Inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cobb has the highest lifetime batting average (.366) of any Major League player. He was a 12-time American League batting champion, a Triple Crown winner, and an American League MVP. When he retired after the 1928 season, Cobb had 897 stolen bases, the most in the Twentieth Century at that point. But Cobb was also terrific at making money. So, a signed TY Cobb check is a symbol of him as a supreme investor. He grew up in Georgia and decided to invest in a small Georgia company - Coca-Cola. He made a fortune on that. He played ball in Detroit, and he selected a growing company, Detroit based General Motors, as an investment opportunity. He made a fortune on that as well. Cobb became a millionaire back in the days when that meant tremendous wealth. Thus, presented is this signed 3.06x8,25" check, written in Cobb's trademark green ink. The check was dated May 5, 1954, and it's drawn on the First National Bank of Nevada in the amount of $28,80. It is made out to the "Olympic Club." The check is in excellent condition, and Cobb's handwriting is clear. The check has been encapsulated and graded by PSA/DNA as AUTHENTIC AUTO. The signed check should only become more precious as time goes by, and Cobb's signature on a check certainly generates interest conversation, and great interest.

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