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Ty Cobb Single-Signed Dated & Inscribed 6-9-1917 Ban Johnson OAL Baseball with Full JSA

Lot Number 1800

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The Georgia Peach lived a good long life, dying in 1961 at age 74. Therefore, the majority of his extant autographed balls hail from his retirement years from the 1930s through the 1950s. Here, however, we have a career-contemporary example that we can even pinpoint to a single day: June 9, 1917. The date notation is visible with a black light to the right of Cobb's ("6-7") strength signature, accented by his trademark underscore. The Tigers notched a 1-0 victory that summer afternoon as Ty went 2-for-4 as part of a 35-game hitting streak en route to his 10th A.L. batting crown. This was not long after the U.S. entered World War I, and Cobb himself would join the fight the following year, signing up with the Chemical Warfare Service. Preservation-wise, the OAL (Johnson) ball is soiled, scuffed and medium-toned with bright, bold stampings. Full LOA from JSA.

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