If you’ve spent any time in the tobacco groups on Facebook, you’re well aware of the popularity and the mystique of the T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait Card.
If you’re new to the ‘Monster’ you might not realize that Cobb has four cards in the set. A green and a red portrait card along with a ‘Bat off Shoulder’ and a ‘Bat on Shoulder’ card.
The portrait cards have consistently over time been the most valuable of the four, with the green portrait card the rarest and most valuable.
In this piece we take a closer look at the values and the scarcity of the Cobb cards and attempt to determine the future values. Our main goal of this piece is to determine whether the Green portrait Cobb is worthy of the premium it holds over the other Cobb cards in the set and other Cobb cards in different sets.
From a popularity standpoint, Cobb’s cards remain in high demand, with his four T206 cards remaining among the most highly sought after in the hobby. In fact, using the tools at All Vintage Search we can see that the Cobb cards in the white borders set are among the top ranked for ‘watchers’ at eBay.
Follow along as we examine the population reports and historical values. Have a question on a T206 Cobb? Feel free to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.orgContinue reading