Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


1923 W515-1
Ty Cobb

Beginning in 1921, Ty Cobb had become player/manager for the Detroit Tigers. So was he more player or manager?

In 1922, he hit .401 for the Tigers, finishing second in the batting race to George Sisler (.420). Can you imagine hitting over .400. and NOT winning the batting title?

In 1925, he finished fifth (.378) to Rogers Hornsby (.403) in the race.

Cobb was still a productive hitter, to say the least, batting .401, .340, .338, .378, .339, .357 and .323 in his final seven seasons, the last two with the Philadelphia Athletics.

As a manager, Cobb served Detroit from 1921-26 having compiled a 479-444 record. His best managerial season was 1923, when his team finished second in the American League to the New York Yankees.

The 1923 Yankees featured a 28-year-old Babe Ruth and a 20-year-old rookie named Lou Gehrig.

1 comment:

The Angels In Order said...

What a funny card. Definitely not a very good likeness of Cobb. Probably made him angry.