Legendary Photograph of Ty Cobb Sells for $390K

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A legendary 1910 photograph of Ty Cobb sliding into third base was sold for $390,000, Robert Edward Auctions announced on Monday. 

The identity of the card's buyer was not released publicly.

The photo's price tag was just shy of an all-time record for a sports photograph ($396,000), according to Robert Edwards Auction, which the auction house says belongs to a Cobb cabinet photograph. 

In the Charles Conlon photograph, Cobb is seen sliding hard into New York Highlanders’ third baseman Jimmy Austin for a stolen base during a game at New York’s Hilltop Park.

The photograph previously sold for $250,000 in 2019. 

Cobb merchandise frequently sells for a hefty price. 

A baseball card featuring the MLB legend in front of a red border also sold for more than $200,000 in the auction that closed on Sunday. 

This past April, a Sporting Life cabinet Cobb rookie card also sold for $300,000.