Slabbed authentic by PSA, this Type I photograph shows Cobb "digging in" with the famous intensity and focus on his face that Cobb is known for. The ball is out of frame but one can imagine that it's coming in fast. You can almost see Cobb making the decision whether to swing or not. Up close and full of detail, you notice little things like how he wore his belt, his shoes, and even the curve of his hat. 6.5"x8.5".
Fine assemblage of fresh to the market Ty Cobb ephemera. Recently discovered in the Boston area, it includes some of the finer signed photographs we have seen in all our years and some beautiful Type I photographs as well. We believe this came from something of an industrial source and they were likely used for some publishing venture or perhaps even a card set which was never completed (more cards of this era were created in the New England area versus any other). These fine pieces will also seen in future Lelands auctions incuding a wonderful image of the classic Ty Cobb “Sliding” photograph by Charles Conlon.