Tucked away in an old Yahtzee game box for years, a fabulous new find of early 20th century baseball cards will come to auction this summer. SCP Auctions will offer the collection, which includes over 432 cards, highlighted by the first 1914 E224 Texas Tommy Ty Cobb ever to be graded and just the second graded Texas Tommy card of Shoeless Joe Jackson. The Jackson has been rated a 2.5 by PSA while the Cobb rated a 1. Both cards are expected to sell for six-figure prices.
Produced in Oakland, CA and distributed with candy bars, Texas Tommy cards are extremely rare with only 75 examples from a 66-card checklist having been encapsulated by SGC or PSA prior to the find. A few ungraded examples are likely in advanced collections, but most collectors have never seen a Texas Tommy card in person. Read full story at Sports Collectors Daily here.