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Card # 448 R319-Helmar
Player Position Team
Ty COBB (HOF) Bat resting on shoulder Philadelphia Athletics
Top Auction Price Total Sold Avg # Bids Avg # Bidders Last Sold
$ 106.27 20 12 7 May 25, 2021

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About the Player

Ty Cobb on Ty Cobb: "Many fans have asked me why I always swing three bats. Originally it was my intention to make the one bat feel lighter when I went to the plate, and this practice has developed the muscles of my shoulders and back wonderfully, because the three sticks weigh approximately one hundred and twenty ounces. But I have had great luck in hitting while swinging three bats, and I would not give it up now at any price. Aside from the superstition of it, I believe the juggling of three bats, while waiting for my turn, has done me a lot of good, since it has developed me from a rather slight build to a player who is very strong in the back and arms, which strength enables me to drive the ball.”

About the Series

The Helmar R-319 series was originally 180 cards. Then we expanded it to 240. Then 308. Right now it’s complete at 511 cards. The design is based on one of the greatest baseball card sets of all time, the 1933 Goudey set. The 1933 Goudey set has, famously, four Babe Ruths. We have many of the greatest players from Goudey set, and also Babe Didrikson, Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, Martin Dihigo, many other Cuban and Japanese players, and Negro Leaguers. R-319s have a good amount of text on the reverse. When you’re reading the back of a Helmar R-319 we aim to transport you back in time to a moment in the player’s career. Fleetwood Walker and the color barrier coming down. The great Rube Foster’s breakdown. Swede Risberg being banned from baseball. Given the scope, the expense and the complexity for a small company or artist to put together such a big set of original art, no one else may ever attempt to create a set this ambitious.

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R319-Helmar Big League, Philadelphia Athletics
Card #Thumbnail PicPlayer NamePositionTop Auction Price
24LAJOIE, Larry "Nap"Portrait$ 102.50
54BENDER, ChiefPortrait$ 56.57
67MACK, Connie; COLLINS, Eddie;Standing$ 48.48
80FOXX, JimmiePortrait$ 177.50
122PLANK, EddiePortrait$ 212.00
127COLLINS, EddiePortrait$ 151.66
159BAKER, FrankSwinging$ 58.88
172PENNOCK, HerbPortrait$ 34.77
199SIMMONS, AlBatting Stance$ 40.65
273Johnson, BobBatting$ 76.00
310Dugan, JoeBat on shoulder$ 123.50
321KELL, GeorgePortrait$ 78.22
330GROVE, LeftyOrange Background$ 205.00
331Miller, BingBat Up$ 127.50
340Hauser, JoeFollow through$ 250.05
370Bishop, MaxBatting follow through$ 100.00
448COBB, TyBat resting on shoulder$ 106.27
473Earnshaw, GeorgeSitting in dugout$ 76.00


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R319-Helmar Big League #448 Ty COBB Philadelphia Athletics HOF
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Current Bid: $164.00
Estimate: $61.00 - $106.00
Number Bids:10
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