Seven Rare Ty Cobb Cards Found in Dilapidated House Valued at $1 Million
The cards’ value is sure to shift now that there are so many more in existence, and an exact figure is difficult to figure out. Orlando stated that the total worth of the whole cache should exceed $1 million. It’s not yet clear what the family intends to do with the cards.
Even with 22 known examples after the find, the card remains far tougher to locate than the famed T206 Honus Wagner: pic.twitter.com/tY5sdKPW7H— Joe Orlando (@JoeOrlandoPSA) March 2, 2016
Cobb is considered to be the best all around player in baseball history. He played for 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia A’s before retiring as the holder of 43 major league regular season career records. His .367 career batting average is still the highest in MLB history. He is credited with setting 90 records during his career. Though he was great on the field, off the field he was considered to be hot-tempered and allegedly a racist.
There were about 15 known examples of the Ty Cobb with "Cobb" back prior to the find. Now there are about 22. pic.twitter.com/vdVWR6UCeU— Joe Orlando (@JoeOrlandoPSA) March 2, 2016
Seven T206 Ty Cobb cards worth well into seven figures, all found at the bottom of great grandpa's old bag: pic.twitter.com/vFlfrhfVUq— Joe Orlando (@JoeOrlandoPSA) March 2, 2016