FALL 2012 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/2/2012
This is easily one of the most extraordinary of all T206 front and rare advertising back combinations. Red Hindu backs are striking, unusual, and extremely rare. Even a sample of a common player is one of the most difficult to find of all T206 advertising backs. Examples featuring key Hall of Famers are almost unheard of, especially considering that the total checklist of confirmed T206 Red Hindu back examples to date is approximately 50 different subjects. The T206 Ty Cobb red portrait pose is the only T206 Cobb pose that is known with a red Hindu advertising back. Prior to the discovery of this specimen along with a second example in “The Southern Fairway Find” (PSA 1 to be offered in Spring, 2013 auction), only two other Red Hindu Cobbs were known to us, including a PSA 4 example that sold for over $38,000 at auction in 2009. It has been previously noted that the T206 Red Hindu Ty Cobb is many times rarer than even the famous T206 Ty Cobb with Ty Cobb Tobacco advertising on the reverse, of which approximately twelve examples are known, or the Uzit back Cobb, which is also an incredible rarity.
Though sternly graded VG PSA 3 the card presents dark, rich color with a crisp, vivid picture image. Centering is near perfect all around and the corners are uniformly VG. Both surfaces are crease free and clean with the rare Hindu back printed in a vibrant hue. Unquestionably, this is one of the premier T206 rare-back cards discovered in recent hobby history. We are proud to introduce it here for the first time.