1905 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers Rookie Vault Marked Game-Used Bat Sells for $1,074,544

The earliest known Ty Cobb bat in the hobby dating back to his rookie season in 1905 sold Sunday night for $1,074,544 at Grey Flannel Auctions. Bidding began at $100,000. The Cobb bat can be viewed at https://www.greyflannelauctions.com/1905_Ty_Cobb_Detroit_Tigers_Rookie_Vault_Marked_Ga-LOT48649.aspx .

Cobb played in 41 games and hit his first home run with the bat. Cobb went on to a Hall of Fame career setting 90 Major League Baseball records during his career and still holds several including the highest career batting average (.366) and most career batting titles with 12. “The Georgia Peach,” spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team’s player-manager. In 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes.

The 59th edition of the fully illustrated catalog detailing all lots is available to view online at www.greyflannelauctions.com Bidding closed on Sunday, November 13, 2022. For additional information on any item in the auction or to make an appointment to inspect auction goods in person at Grey Flannel’s Scottsdale showroom, please call 631-288-7800 or email info@greyflannelauctions.com

About Grey Flannel Auctions:

Grey Flannel Auctions has been the standard of the sports memorabilia industry for more than 30 years. Family owned and operated from a gallery and offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, Grey Flannel Auctions specializes in vintage game-used jerseys and high-end autographs, and has represented consignments and estates from some of the most revered athletes across the entire realm of professional sports.

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