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The great Ty Cobb finished his career in 1928, after two seasons manning the center field position at Shibe Park as a member of Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics. Eight years later, Cobb became a member of the inaugural class of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, alongside all-time greats Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson. Of all these distinguished men, it was Cobb who received the most votes for induction, appearing on 222 of the 226 ballots. The amount of ballots he appeared on, 98.2%, remained a record until Tom Seaver reached 98.8% in 1992 and then Ken Griffey Jr. with 99.3% in 2016 and ultimately Mariano Rivera with a unanimous selection in 2019.

Offered here is a signed check dated “9-11 1959” that has been signed by Ty Cobb. Cobb’s signature is his full name “Tyrus R. Cobb”, which is penned in bold blue ink on the signature line. The check was drawn from “FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF NEVADA” and was for the amount of “$263.12”, which was payable to “LA JOLLA TOWN HOUSE” that is stamped on the PAY TO THE ORDER OF line. “TYRUS R. COBB” is printed vertically on the left side of the check and there are punch holes for the cleared check. This check has been mounted into a 20 ¼ x 15 ¼ framed display that features a black and white photograph of Cobb sliding into a base and a blue panel with gold lettering that reads “TYRUS “TY” COBB 1886-1961 The Georgia Peach Outfielder Detroit Tigers 1905-1926 Philadelphia Athletics 1927-1928 Career Hits – 4,192 Career Runs – 2,244 Career Stolen Bases – 892 Career Home Runs – 118 Career Batting Average - .367 12 Batting Titles When Baseball’s Hall of Fame held its first election, Cobb received 222 of the 226 votes – 1936”. This signed check comes with a LOA from JSA.

Ty Cobb Full Name "Tyrus R Cobb" Signed Personal Check In A 21 x 16 Framed Collage (JSA)
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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,020.00
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
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