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Extremely Rare 1911-12 Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin

Price: $47,500

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The elusive and legendary Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin is the most heralded of all tobacco tins, baseball or otherwise. Viewed from the various perspectives of purveyors of baseball memorabilia, baseball cards, advertising tins, and tobacciana , it stands as a supremely elite artifact across the spectrum. Not only is this the only tin with a direct connection to the baseball tobacco-card productions of its day, but its link to the landmark T206 set is twofold. Although it displays the same pose as Cobb's classic "Bat on shoulder" card, its ultimate claim to fame is that it was the vessel that once carried the vaunted T206 Ty Cobb red portrait card known as the "Cobb with Cobb back."

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