1928 Star Player Candy Ty Cobb SGC 10 with Charles “Buck” Barker Stamp on Reverse 
Lot Number 112
 
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The offered 1928 Star Player Candy Ty Cobb is not only the final card of the “Georgia Peach” from his playing days, but perhaps also the scarcest of all Cobb cardboard relics. Very little is known of the manner of production or distribution of the attributed 1928 Star Player Candy series. A hobby mystery for decades, exceptionally few examples of any card from this uncatalogued series have surfaced. Graded 10 PR by SGC, this exemplar is one of only three to have been evaluated by the third-party grading service. However, the “so-called” detractor of this card is actually a ringing endorsement. As indicated by a stamp on the reverse, hobby pioneer and Jefferson Burdick protégé, Charles “Buck” Barker once owned this cornerstone piece. When updating the American Card Catalog, Burdick would often refer to Barker’s expertise for new inclusions. Directly to the left of the stamp, a pair of pencil indentations are found, one of which reads R317?. For decades advanced hobbyists have attempted to assign an appropriate designation to the Star Player Candy cards, but to no avail (the R317 notation now belongs to the 1933 Uncle Jack edition). Aside from the Barker notations on the reverse, the surface reveals moderate corner wear, multiple creases and minor surface scuffing. However, do not be fooled by the technical grade; far from being “poor” this card is in fact an important cornerstone that will escalate a Hall of Fame type card collection to the next level. 
 
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