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1909 T206 Eddie Plank SGC Authentic

Lot Number 2

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/10/2009 16:00:00 
Bid Open: 5000.00  Bid Ends: 05/27/2009 23:30:00 
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Though the sports memorabilia industry is relatively young, there is no shortage of expertise that has covered every angle of the hobby. Through exhaustive research, or the passage of time, most mysteries surrounding sets or singles have been unveiled. Eluding the experts is the 1909 T206 Eddie Plank. Absent from most advanced collections, purportedly less than 100 examples exist. In conceding the majority of such specimens are professionally graded, services PSA and SGC have judged a combined 59 copies. Was a printing plate broken early in production? Did Plank object to the use of his image on tobacco products, knowing children would seek to obtain these cards? The speculation is rampant, but the remaining fact is the offered 1909-1911 T206 White Border Eddie Plank is one of the most coveted tobacco cards in the hobby . Graded Authentic by SGC, this “Gettysburg Eddie” is one of only twenty such examples judged by the grading service. It is paramount to note that this copy is not trimmed and measures according to industry standards. Examined by both PSA and SGC, this card was professionally restored by having the color enhanced on the upper-left portion of the Hall of Fame pitcher’s image. So precise is the adjustment that any color addition is only discernable when the card is outside of the holder. This century-old relic otherwise displays the attributes of an (EX-MT to NM) example with well-defined corners, barely touched edges, precise centering and a bright Sweet Caporal 150 advertising reverse. This cornerstone is ideal for the discerning collector with an eye for the very best.  
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