JUST BECAUSE: Rare color photo of Ty Cobb

Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, baseball's all-time leader with a .366 lifetime average, retired at age 41 in 1928, long before pretty much anyone could take a super-high-quality color photo in a matter of seconds. As such, there are precious few color photographs of Mr. Cobb out there. Plus he was supposedly a bit of a jerk (putting it lightly) and probably didn't allow many pictures.

Here is one of those rare color photos of Cobb, then with the Tigers:

The matching glove and cleats are a nice touch.

(h/t Reddit, photo origin unknown)

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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