I was doing some research this morning when I stumbled across some Ty Cobb information. I am ashamed to say that I do not know much about the guy and never had a chance to see the Tommy Lee film, “Cobb”. What I find amazing are his career numbers. The most amazing record he still holds today is highest career batting average (.347). He also had an astonishing THREE seasons where he hit .400 or better. By the time he retired he held the record for most hits, runs, and stolen bases. He won 12 batting titles, captured the mythical Triple Crown in 1909, was the M.V.P in 1912, drove in over 100 runners 7 times, and had 200 hits or more in a season 9 times.
It’s sad to see some great original vintage cards of his selling on eBay for thousands of dollars less than an above-average Bowman Chrome Superfractor. What has our hobby come to?