Ty Cobb Autograph on a Typed Letter Sells for $4,440 at NateDSanders.com Auctions
Ty Cobb Autograph
A Ty Cobb autograph is quite plentiful, but nonetheless, it is heavily collected and pricey because of the demand. Here at NateDSanders.com Auctions, we have sold a few Ty Cobb autograph pieces. Here they are with description, picture and price realized:
Fantastic Ty Cobb Autograph on a Baseball With 8 Hall of Famer Signatures, Including Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner & More — With PSA/DNA COA for All Signatures
Official National League Baseball signed by 8 Hall of Famers: “Babe Ruth”, “Ty Cobb”, “Honus Wagner”, “Tris Speaker.”, “Jimmie Foxx”, “Connie Mack”, “Walter Johnson” and “Eddie Collins”. All eight signatures including the Babe Ruth autograph are clearly legible and PSA/DNA authenticated. Also includes an LOA from the Baseball Hall of Fame regarding a possible donation of the ball in the 1980’s. A stunning signed ball in very good condition. Sold for $20,400.
Ty Cobb Autograph on a Typed Letter — Regarding His Yearning to Retire — “…I am getting tired of the competition and being away from my family so much…”
Ty Cobb autograph on a typed letter, dated 15 December 1927, on “Tyrus R. Cobb / August, Ga.” letterhead. Letter, typed in black ink, is addressed to sports agent Christy Walsh and discusses Cobb’s desire to retire. Reads in part, “Dear Christy: — I know you think that I am a terrible fellow for not writing you ere this but the fact is I have just been unable to write and give you the information you wanted. In the first place I really and truly want to retire from the game — I am getting tired of the competition and being away from my family so much. I have had a lot of base ball and it is getting time that I step out. I have received numerous letters from fans since the season closed asking me not to retire, adding to my record etc., etc. Then, within the last two weeks I have received two very flattering offers. I haven’t encouraged anyone and haven’t given out anything which might indicate that I would entertain an offer. Mr. Mack is very anxious to have me back but I am still anxious to retire. Of course, I am not going to say absolutely that I will retire for no man should make a hasty decision; then there is always a chance for an unusual offer, and I still have a year or so left which makes my position rather unsettled — although, unless I get an unusual offer I think I am safe in saying that I will not be playing next season. If I shouldn’t play ball I am very sure that I will spend the summer abroad with my family. If you can draw any conclusions from what I have told you, all very well. If I don’t play next season I would I would like to do the World Series for you…” Signed clearly, “Ty Cobb” in black ink. Letter, measuring 8.5″ x 11″, has light folding throughout, else near fine. Dark Ty Cobb autograph. With PSA/DNA COA certifying that the Ty Cobb autograph is authentic. Sold for $4,440.
Ty Cobb Autograph Letter Signed Regarding His Competition with Babe Ruth: “I do not vie for prominence…but I do know of all the efforts…by New York scribes, etc., to always play [Babe] Ruth up…I know who was voted in first to Baseball Hall of Fame…and I know what the vote score was…” — With PSA/DNA COA
Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb autograph letter signed, dated 17 September 1953. Letter, on “Tyrus R. Cobb / Glenbrook, Douglas County / Nevada” letterhead, is addressed to baseball agent Christy Walsh, who negotiated licensing for baseball legends including Cobb and Babe Ruth. Cobb discusses his firm commitment to Brown & Bigelow promotional company and, more interestingly, his drawn comparisons and feelings toward Babe Ruth. Letter, written in Cobb’s signature green ink, reads in part, “Dear Christy: Yours received, I appreciate your position, also desires, I simply cannot do this, believe me I am not refusing because of what happened in Pittsburgh…or the supposed cancellation of my stories at that time by my home state paper Georgia, (Atlanta) in favor of keeping Ruth’s. I assure you this is not my reason. I do not vie for prominence, I do not need it or publicity, but I do know of all the efforts in every way possible that has been put forth by New York scribes, etc., to always play Ruth up, I am not egotistic but I do know the score and what my position is as I left with plenty of effort and deportment. Remember Christy I know who was voted in first to Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown) and I know what the vote score was, you should, so I won’t quote it…Remember we are friends if you wish it, this is no gripe on my part…I am / as Ever / Ty”. Letter measures 7.25″ x 10.5″ on 3pp., with four small additional addendum pages measuring 4″ x 6″ further discussing the media and “N.Y. scribes” giving preferential treatment to certain players. Also includes original postmarked envelope. Pages and envelope have staple holes in one corner. Near fine condition. Excellent Ty Cobb autograph. Accompanied by PSA/DNA COA guarantying that the Ty Cobb autograph is authentic. Sold for $3,150.1958 Ty Cobb Autograph/ Single Signed Baseball — With PSA/DNA COA
Detroit Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb autograph/ single signed baseball. Sentiment reads, “To the best cub / From / Ty Cobb / 5/7/58” and is signed in Cobb’s trademark green ink. American League ball is slightly yellowed, else near fine condition. Accompanied by PSA/DNA authentication stating that the Ty Cobb autograph is authentic.. Rare version of a Ty Cobb autograph. Sold for $2,780.
Ty Cobb Autograph Letter Signed to His Sports Agent Christy Walsh — Discussing Stocks and Investments — Weeks After the 1929 Crash — “…Hoover has done the greatest & most constructive business like thing any president ever did…”
Ty Cobb autograph letter signed, dated 9 December 1929, on “Tyrus R. Cobb / August, Ga.” letterhead. Here, Cobb gives sports agent Christy Walsh advice about the stock market. Reads in part: “Dear Christy: – Glad to hear from you and also want to thank you for what you did about Coach Gressette. Since I wrote you his team defeated Erie, Pa. team 13 to 0 and Huntington, W. Va. team 27 to 6 both strong Junior college teams this makes close to 60 games with one defeat. Your Bethlehem is good & Nash & Chrysler is in good financial position but am fearful of future Genl motors good and only auto stock I would invest in for future auto stocks not so good. There are so many other good stocks. I like General foods, Kennecott Copper, U.S. steel, coca cola and many others. The car stocks good…stick to…commodities, etc. Radio faces a suit by government account of Clayton & Sherman laws. Hupp and all auto stocks excepting Ford faces terrific competition in future and someone has to go out of business. Business will be mark my word. Hoover has done the greatest & most constructive business like thing any president ever did. Had he not done anything believe me boy things would have been tough. I never dreamed you or your wife was in market and I wish I had for I could have helped you. My stocks were bought real low and I was not bothered only I bought heavy on the bottom and had to borrow money to buy but I have some stocks that pay 8 to 10%. I bought recently & they are not auto stocks (be careful of auto stocks). You have but little time…Thanks for check for I surely can use it…Sincerely / Ty Cobb”. Letter, measuring 8.5″ x 11″, is on 2pp. with folding throughout, else very good condition. Nice Ty Cobb autograph letter signed. With PSA/DNA COA attesting that the Ty Cobb autograph is authentic. Sold for $2,500.
Excellent Ty Cobb Autograph on a Photo of a Fielding Action Shot in Uniform
Vintage pearl-finish black and white photo of Ty Cobb leaping into the air. Ty Cobb autograph and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Jules From Ty Cobb.” 4″ x 5.5″ photograph has clipped corners and lightly trimmed edges, scattered creases, minor brushes to signature and inscription and adhesive remnants to verso. Overall in very good condition. Dark Ty Cobb autograph. Sold for $2,007.
Ty Cobb Autograph Letter Signed Regarding Stock Market Investment Opportunities One Week After the Stock Market Crash — Cobb Famously Became Rich From the Market
Ty Cobb autograph letter signed, dated 27 November 1929, on “Tyrus R. Cobb / August, Ga.” letterhead. Four page handwritten letter is addressed to Cobb’s agent Christy Walsh and discusses numerous topics, including Cobb’s sympathies over Walsh’s wife being sick, his suggestions for potential stock market investments, and job placement prospects for his friend, football coach Tatum Gressette. Reads in part: “…consult your banker and buy now some gilt edged common stocks in high grade companies on a yield basis where quoted prices are close to book value and can get a 6 to 10 % return on fine stocks and you will make more money in 12 months than you ever thought you could for now everything is down to bargain counter prices…I have a friend who is coach of our Richmond Academy Junior College team Augusta, Ga. All local boys who have walloped the stuffing out of the opposition 54 out of 55 consecutive games, some record…now this friend of mine, Coach Gressette by name, is one of the finest fellows…he surely has got something in coaching line…now he is ambitious and wants to go higher wants something better wants more money…you have several coaching friends, I surely would like to see this fellow do better…I know coaches know of openings and would like to know of some good man to recommend so sound out some of your friends if your can without compromising yourself and advise me…I feel complimented that I have an opportunity to recommend him…Sincerely, Ty”. Gressette went on to become head football coach for The Citadel Bulldogs in Charleston, South Carolina from 1932 until 1939. Letter, measuring 8.5″ x 11″, is on 4pp., with folding and toning throughout, and staple at top center. Very good condition. Excellent Ty Cobb autograph. With PSA/DNA COA certifying that the Ty Cobb autograph is authentic. Sold for $1,606.
Ty Cobb Autograph Check Signed
Ty Cobb Autograph check signed. Check from the First National Bank of Nevada paid to “Dr. Wm. B. Livingston” for the amount of $60.00. Check is signed by Cobb to lower right. Cancelled check is endorsed on verso. Check measures 8.25″ x 3″. Slight toning, overall excellent condition. Most popular version of a Ty Cobb autograph. Sold for $734.
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