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Rare Ty Cobb pictures

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  • Rare Ty Cobb pictures

    Well since there's a Rare Babe Ruth picture thread, I've decided to make a Rare Ty Cobb picture thread.

    Masters Invitational Golf Tournament: Augusta, Georgia: Ty with Bobby Jones


    Ty against a White Sox team, 1907-09.


    Ty Cobb sliding towards Frank Baker of the Phil. A's, 1909-12


    Ty Cobb with a dog: At home in Atherton, CA, February, 1953


    Ty Cobb teaching the art of swinging


    Ty Cobb posing: 1910


    Ty Cobb and Lajoie: 1910-12, Bennett Park


    Ty Cobb and Navin: April 25, 1913: Ending his holdout and signing with Frank Navin.


    Eddie Collins, Lena Blackburne, Ty Cobb: 1915


    Ty Cobb with a young fan


    I'm sure Ty Cobb experts has already seen all these pictures, but I still wanted to make a new thread about it. Hopefully you guys don't get mad me for doing so. Hopefully you enjoy them as well, because I sure do. I'm a huge fan of Ty Cobb by the way, second favorite player after Babe Ruth, which my grandfather saw both of them play, he's so lucky.

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    Here are some Ty Cobb photos I've found.

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      Ty Cobb Day celebration, May 10, 1924, Navin Field. Detroit dignitaries presented Ty with a set of classical books.


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        Welcome to Fever, my friend. Ever see our Ty photo gallery? Ty Cobb Photos

        Matter of fact, we have lots of photo galleries. Behold the wonders. This way to the Treasure Room.
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        Historical, Archival Photographs--- Pre-1900 Photos--- Negro L. Photos--- Brooklyn Dodgers Photos---Fever Member's Photos Gallery---Runningshoes Presents: Photo Op---Meet The Sports Writers

        Photos of the following individual players---Hank Aaron---Pete Alexander---Ty Cobb---Eddie Collins---Sam Crawford---Jimmy Foxx---Lou Gehrig---Rogers Hornsby---Joe Jackson---Walter Johnson---Nap Lajoie---Connie Mack---John McGraw---Mickey Mantle---Christy Mathewson---Willie Mays--- Babe Ruth---George Sisler---Tris Speaker---Pie Traynor---Rube Waddell--- Honus Wagner---Ted Williams---Zack Wheat


        Still, some of your photos are wonderful too, and we will be able to find good niches for some of them in our many galleries. Thanks for sharing such great shots, my new friend!!

        Bill

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          Ty Cobb, Detroit, and Joe Jackson, Cleveland, standing alongside each other, each holding bats, 1913

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            Ty Cobb safe at third after making a triple, 8/16/24, Griffith Park.

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              1917

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                Ty Cobb visits Christy Mathewson, New York, NL during 1911 World Series.

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                    Great shots of TY!! My god, Dosen't Cobb look just like his dog in that one photo!
                    39 AL Pennants • 26 World Series titles
                    2003 • 2001 • 2000 • 1999•1998 • 1996 •1981 • 1978 •1977 • 1976 • 1964 • 1963 •1962 • 1961 • 1960 •1958•1957 • 1956 • 1955 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 • 1949•1947 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941•1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936•1932 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 •1923 • 1922 • 1921

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                      Thanks for the welcome William. I've been browsing these forums for a month before joining and I've read a lot of your messages, and you seem to know a lot about Ty Cobb. I wish my grandfather was still alive, he knew a lot about him as well, and I would of told him about these forums. I remember when I was younger he told me a lot of stories about Ty Cobb, he said that he was such joy to watch. He saw him play over 20 times, I'm so jealous. He took a picture of Ty Cobb at a game he went to, but his house burned down and all his baseball pictures got burnt down. It's ashame because they were incredible pictures, and I'm sure you guys would enjoy them a whole lot.

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                            Heaven. I'm in heaven! Where did you guys did up these beauties. I've seen some of them before, but never in such pristine resolution, or such enlarged size. Love seeing them enlarged, and without the usual distortion!!

                            Kudos to my new-found heroes!! Hope you guys never stop with these treasures. Ty Cobb Photo Gallery will now how a fresh infusion of much needed Red Meat! Umm. Yum yum. So good. Can anyone share the links to the Plunder Room? Pretty please with a cherry on top of the whipped cream??

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                              Originally posted by locke40
                              Ty Cobb safe at third after making a triple, 8/16/24

                              Why are the left field stands empty? What team is Cobb and the Tigers playing in this photo?
                              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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