Ty At The 1957 World Series - Milwaukee
L-R: Davy Jones, unidentified, Ty Cobb, unidentified.
Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-15-2013 at 12:29 PM.
Ty Gives Hank & The Guys Some Tips
In the clubhouse during the 1957 World Series. I love the look on Hank's face!---Former Detroit Tiger Davy Jones is at top, left.
Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-15-2013 at 12:38 PM.
The guy on the top left later became Ty's uncle Clifford Ginn. There was a card released in 1910, I believe, and the picture was of his uncle and Ty just laughed it off. He later became a US Marshall and Ty would visit his home on every trip to Royston. Clifford married Amanda's baby sister, Eunice Chitwood.
The guy in the hat is the manager, Frank J. Lee, a bank cashier and lifelong friend of Ty's.
The photo of Frank Navin and Ty was from 1913, when Ty had held out for $15,000 per year. This was probably Cobb and Navin's biggest tug of war.
Just my two cents worth, lol.
TY COBB Historian
1928, with the Philadelphia A's.
A question about entry #151 in this thread. Concerning the second photo of a slightly smiling Ty wearing black hat with white stripes. Does anyone know the year, or possibly more detail, of that photo? Thanks.
Thank you Bill.
You're quite welcome, my friend.
I just purchased the Ty Cobb Candy Easel board and an original Candy box from Legendary auctions yesterday. They're really nice and I collect all things Cobb. You wouldn't happen to know of one of the wrappers for sale anywhere would you?
This is a souvenir from 1910, since they didn't have night games then, fans were a common give-a-way or available for a nominal fee at the ballpark. This one is made by the American Tobacco Co. There were 5 variations I believe. Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb, Hal Chase, Larry Doyle, and Frank Baker. You can discern the real ones from the reproductions by the seams of a baseball on the reverse. Here is a link to my collection on youtube.
Of course I'm constantly updating it. Just bought an original Ty Cobb Candy box and Advertising easel yesterday. Great pix, keep up the good work!
Nice pix. I have an original film reel with footage of Cobb with Edison. I bought it several years ago from a collector. It also has Cobb and some of his team mates playing around on mules and one guy talking into the rear of the animal and Cobb pretending he's listening to the guy from the animals ear. Sort of like it's a mule phone. I don't know if this footage exists anywhere else, I was contacted by the HOF and by the Cobb museum and they both wanted me to "donate" it, but I was reluctant too, since I'd probably never see it again. This pic here of Edison isn't on the film, but he is in the film wearing the same clothes.
I tried to win this auction as well, but was outbid, my old lady would have killed me anyway, she's already upset that I spent almost $3K on a Ty Cobb Candy Box!!! lol.
At the peak of his career and fame, Ty Cobb traded the diamond for the stage. He stepped into the lead role of a popular football comedy for a winter performance series at Detroit's Lyceum Theatre. This 6" x 9" program from Cobb's thespian experiment is an untoned, exceedingly bright and fresh NM beauty. It features a delightful color cover with Cobb's iconic T206 bust portrait overlapping a baseball scene on one side, and cheering female fans on the other. A formal head shot centers the football-themed reverse cover, which heralds, "The Greatest Base Ball Player The World Has Ever Known In The Greatest College Play Ever Written." Panoramic stage scenes decorate the inside front and back covers, while eight additional pictures appear on the other four pages. (The photographed cast appears to predate Cobb's involvement.) Lively interior text captures the quaint vernacular of the era and includes this synopsis: "Mr. Cobb will be seen in the role of 'Billy Bolton,' the famous half-back on the Atwater College football team, and the persistent suitor for the hand of the college heartbreaker ... As [Bolton] Cobb will daily tear through the line of the Bingham College team for a touchdown and then kick the winning goal. For theatregoers, baseball fans, and college men, the appearance of 'Ty' Cobb and the 'College Widow' at one and the same time will prove the greatest treat of the year, and the fevered yells of the bleacherites will be naught in comparison with the enthusiasm shown over the appearance of the world's greatest diamond star in a new setting." Here is a most unusual and fascinating arts alternative to Cobb's bevy of baseball collectibles!