Ty Cobb "Sliding into Third" Photograph (SGA Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
Born in rural Narrows, Georgia in 1886, Ty Cobb, nicknamed "The Georgia Peach", spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team's player-manager, before finishing his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. Cobb is widely credited with setting 90 MLB records during his career, including the highest career batting average (.366 or .367, depending on source), most career batting titles with 11 (or 12, depending on source). Cobb still holds the career record for stealing home (54) and for stealing second base, third base, and home in succession (5), and as the youngest player ever to compile 4,000 hits and score 2,000 runs. Cobb's legacy as an athlete has sometimes been overshadowed by his aggressive playing style, which was described by the Detroit Free Press as "daring to the point of dementia." Cobb was notorious for sliding into bases feet first, with his spikes high. Inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, Cobb is often listed as one of the greatest hitters in MLB history with 4,191 career hits. Our unsigned SGA Signature Series includes an SGA Exclusive laser-engraved facsimile signature Plate and is available with 16x20 or 11x14 photographs, in this case this classic shot of Ty "Sliding into Third" against the New York Highlanders (now the Yankees). Also included on the plate is the "The Georgia Peach" and the details of the photograph (including circa 1909 date). A great piece of Sports Art from an all-time baseball classic.