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Ty Cobb’s dentures up for auction online

A California-based auction company is selling off an unusual piece of Detroit Tigers memorabilia: Ty Cobb’s dentures.

SCP Auctions said in the listing for the false teeth that the upper and lower sets of dentures are included in the lot, alongside a “brass opening device.”

The teeth belonged to Cobb, who played for Tigers from 1905 to 1926 and died in 1961.

“Originally sourced from the collection of Cobb’s biographer Al Stump, our consignor acquired them in the famous Barry Halper sale back in 1999 and has owned them ever since,” the listing reads. “At one point, Cobb’s famous jaws were loaned to the Baseball Hall of Fame where they were displayed in the museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.”

The item description says the “one-of-a-kind artifact has been preserved in immaculate condition since Cobb’s death.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 12, 2022 at 12:35 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: September 12, 2022 at 05:51 PM (#6095871)
our consignor acquired them in the famous Barry Halper sale

And the auction house is still selling them as "Ty Cobb's dentures"????
   2. rr: over-entitled starf@ck3r Posted: September 13, 2022 at 04:20 AM (#6095917)
Winning bid will be submitted by Francis Dolarhyde.
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: September 13, 2022 at 08:11 AM (#6095921)
And the auction house is still selling them as "Ty Cobb's dentures"????

It's the real Ty Cobb, they're just the Trump attorney's fake teeth.
   4. villageidiom Posted: September 13, 2022 at 09:16 AM (#6095925)
Too bad all the old-timers are dead. You could probably have made a lot of money by selling the opportunity to punch Ty Cobb in the teeth.
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2022 at 09:27 AM (#6095928)
And the auction house is still selling them as "Ty Cobb's dentures"????
It’s fine as long as they keep it in quotes.
   6. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: September 13, 2022 at 07:33 PM (#6096007)
Not gonna lie, I could use a new set of dentures....
   7. Hank Gillette Posted: September 14, 2022 at 12:18 PM (#6096071)
No one asked for it, but here is a picture.
   8. Cris E Posted: September 15, 2022 at 08:46 AM (#6096207)
Twleve people asked forit aparetly:

Minimum Bid: $5,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $18,840
Number Bids: 12
   9. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 15, 2022 at 09:57 AM (#6096217)
No one asked for it, but here is a picture.

That picture is even creepier than Cobb himself, which is saying a lot.
   10. You can keep your massive haul Posted: September 15, 2022 at 12:47 PM (#6096256)
I love the options in that link.

Tell a friend!

Ask a question.

I have one to sell!

I'm guessing nobody clicked on the third one.
   11. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 15, 2022 at 10:02 PM (#6096373)
No one asked for it, but here is a picture.

For once, I was hoping for a photo of Ms. Albright rather than the actual subject at hand.
   12. Swoboda is freedom Posted: September 16, 2022 at 03:56 PM (#6096485)
What is amazing about the listing is that is says the dentures were exhibited at the Hall of Fame. Why in the world would they be shown?
   13. Cris E Posted: September 16, 2022 at 04:07 PM (#6096491)
The American Dental Hall of Fame. These editors, I tell ya I'm reaching my limit...
   14. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 16, 2022 at 06:44 PM (#6096523)

They were included as part of an exhibition of Halper's collection in 2001.

Shemonsky, of Clarks Summit, Pa., said the false teeth, which were once owned by the baseball memorabilia collector Barry Halper, will be part of a new museum exhibition displaying 150 items from Halper's collection.

The dentures could not be part of the baseball museum's exhibit on Cobb because the teeth had nothing to do with baseball, Spencer said.

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