Ty Cobb Handwritten & Signed Postcard 1950 Autograph Display. Great Content. PSA
Ty Cobb Signed Autograph Request!
The great Ty Cobb was an accommodating signer, despite stories abound of his cantankerous personality. While he may not have been the warmest, he was a baseball purist and that love for the game extended to its fans. Over the years, we have handled plenty of Cobb material, much of which features incredibly cordial correspondences with his fans. Of course, like any other Major Leaguer, Cobb had more time to sign autographs after retirement. Fans would often write directly to Cobb, and he was happy to oblige such requests.
Offered here is a handwritten and signed postcard from “The Georgia Peach" himself. On this vintage Government Postcard, Cobb is responding to a fan from New York who asked for a signed photograph. Postmarked from his home in Carson City, Nevada in 1950, the content perfectly juxtaposes the rough side of his personality as he kindly responds,
“Dear Claude: So many requests for photos in past has long since exhausted my supply - you secure one and send to me, will feel honored to comply. Ty Cobb"
Government Postcards are one of the most popular areas of autograph collecting. In fact, this was the very first way collectors would seek their favorite players' signatures (aside from in person). However, not every example is as heartfelt as Cobb's response to this lucky fan, as it perfectly highlights the intimate side to baseball and the connection between the players and the fans.
All the writing remains as dark and bold as the day Cobb penned it, and of course, is featured in his iconic green ink. The postcard can be displayed as is, or it can be framed in a gorgeous display at no extra cost! Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA.