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Old 07-18-2017, 11:17 AM
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Pretty good stuff Jeff P
You really need to add the big head Cobb to your collection. though
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:42 AM
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That stuff belongs in the HOF in Cooperstown !!
it sure does, Jeff!!!!!
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I will first of all start by saying that I didn't know about this thread until this morning. Back a few weeks ago, I stumbled across the 1984 audio book biography of Ty Cobb by Charles Alexander. I thought it was interesting and it reaffirmed the idea that Cobb was a great ball player, but a terrible person for the most part.

After listening to that audio book, I started looking up Cobb videos on YouTube. I stumbled across Charles Leehrsen and discovered his book A Terrible Beauty. I ordered the audio book and just finished it last night.

A terrible beauty needs to be read (or listened to) by every baseball fan. It is a fantastic book. It really saddens me that Cobb is falsely made out to be such a monster. I'm glad Leehrsen set the record straight. This book has made me a Cobb fan. I don't have any of his cards, but I am wanting one really bad.

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Being a Cobb collector myself, I have often wondered why, forgetting for a moment it is Tyrus, the D304 Brunners of Cobb is so coveted by collectors. I don't find it a particularly attractive card, a bit cartoonish like a w strip card. Is it the rarity, condition, set etc.? The price it fetches at auction is astonishing.
I love the D304. Was the first PreWar card I ever bought, simply because I found the image so appealing. To each his own. For example, on the whole I don't care for black-and-white postcards/oversized cards, yet I can still see why others do.

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To each his own. For example, on the whole I don't care for black-and-white postcards/oversized cards, yet I can still see why others do.
Wish more people shared your views!
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Jeff, recent prices indicate that they are definitely starting to.

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Jeff, recent prices indicate that they are definitely starting to.
His view of not liking them? Prices are crazy!
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:05 PM
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Thought you were referring to Matty's open-mindedness to pcs as opposed to others on the board. But now I get what you mean. And yes, prices are bonkers.

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I will first of all start by saying that I didn't know about this thread until this morning. Back a few weeks ago, I stumbled across the 1984 audio book biography of Ty Cobb by Charles Alexander. I thought it was interesting and it reaffirmed the idea that Cobb was a great ball player, but a terrible person for the most part.

After listening to that audio book, I started looking up Cobb videos on YouTube. I stumbled across Charles Leehrsen and discovered his book A Terrible Beauty. I ordered the audio book and just finished it last night.

A terrible beauty needs to be read (or listened to) by every baseball fan. It is a fantastic book. It really saddens me that Cobb is falsely made out to be such a monster. I'm glad Leehrsen set the record straight. This book has made me a Cobb fan. I don't have any of his cards, but I am wanting one really bad.
Good post.....Ty's cards are a must!!
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Sweet Reading --thanks for this Cobb piece !

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