Official Reach American League baseball signed in black ink near the league stamp, “Ty Cobb,” and dated 1922 in another hand to the left of the signature. In good to very good condition, with heavy overall toning and soiling, various scuffs and surface loss, and a few scuffs and marks affecting the signature. Cobb is quite scarce in this single-signed format, which is especially desirable as it was signed during his playing days—1922 was a particularly impressive year, with Cobb batting .401, breaking the milestone .400 mark for the third and final time of his career.
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Superlative matte-finish 7.25 x 9.25 bust portrait of Cobb in his Detroit Tigers uniform, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Ken Johnson, from Ty.” Archivally double-matted and framed to an overall size of 13.75 x 15.75. In fine condition, with a few surface nicks to the left side and mild overall toning. An iconic and crystal-clear image of one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA.
Exceptional matte-finish 7 x 9 head-and-shoulders portrait of Cobb in a three-piece suit, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Warren Stulb, ‘With kindest regards,’ Ty Cobb, June-1-31.” Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 11.5 x 13.5. In fine condition, with trivial scattered foxing. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Vintage 9.25 x 7.5 cardstock photo of Cobb sliding hard into New York Highlanders’ third baseman Jimmy Austin, originally taken by Charles Conlon, signed in fountain pen, “With regards, Ty Cobb, 6/2/56.” Slightly trimmed edges, scattered light dampstaining, some over top of sentiment, and a few mild ripples, otherwise fine condition. A fantastic portrait capturing the gritty Hall of Famer’s legendary aggressive playing style. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Official J. deBeer & Son Major League baseball signed and inscribed in green ballpoint on a side panel, “To Mike, from Ty Cobb, 5/16/60.” Scattered dings to side panels (not affecting signature or inscription), otherwise fine condition. It was during this period that Cobb was collaborating with author Al Stump to write his autobiography, released shortly after Cobb’s death in 1961. Cobb is infrequently found on baseballs and is especially scarce and sought-after in the single-signed format, with this example featuring an especially bold, prominent signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Highly desirable vintage fountain pen signature, “Ty Cobb,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with a bit of soiling to the lower left. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Personal check, 8 x 3, filled out and signed by Cobb, “Tyrus R. Cobb,” payable to General Petroleum Corp. for $146.90, June 3, 1955. In fine condition, with a vertical fold to left side. Cancellation holes to body, and a thin line of light toning through last name of signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Personal check, 7.75 x 2.75, partially filled out and signed by Cobb, “Tyrus R. Cobb,” payable to Schwabacher & Co. for $98.24, February 10, 1955. Matted and framed with a photo of Cobb bunting and a Perez-Steele card to an overall size of 16.5 x 12.5. Cancellation holes to left side of body and show-through from stamps on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Vintage ink signature, “Ty Cobb,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.5 trimmed government postcard (postmarked 2/20/1950). In fine condition, with cancellation stamp above but not affecting the signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.