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Item 4038 - Ty Cobb Signed Check Catalog 590 (Aug 2020)

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Desirable personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Cobb, "Tyrus R. Cobb," payable to Augusta Country Club for $8, January 29, 1931. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.

According to the Augusta Chronicle: 'In January 1931, Cobb played in one of the most unusual golf games ever staged as entertainment for visitors to the Winter Golf League, which was holding its 26th annual meeting in Augusta. By that time Cobb had retired from baseball and had become sports director for the city of Augusta. Dave Ogilvie Jr., golf pro at the Augusta Country Club, teamed up with Cobb while Charley Gray, golf pro at the Municipal Golf Course, teamed up with William Lyon Phelps, professor of English at Yale University. Ogilvie and Gray were in separate planes that flew over the course at an altitude of 500 feet, and they took turns dropping golf balls as close to the greens as possible from the planes. On the ground, Cobb and Phelps took turns hitting their dropped balls toward the course holes. The two teams tied at 27 each for the nine holes played.'

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