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    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Walter Johnson (Hands At Chest) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Four, Two Higher Confirmed Sweet Caporal. For over half a century, Walter Johnson endured a lonely existence as the sole inhabitant of the 3,000 Strikeouts Clubhouse until Cardinals ace Bob Gibson became his first roommate in 1974. Though Gibson may have matched Johnson's famous velocity, the Big Train was a singular rarity in the dawning decades of the twentieth century, striking fear into the hearts of even the most accomplished and unflappable batsmen of the day.

    "The first time I faced him, I watched him take that easy windup," the legendary Ty Cobb recounted. "And then something went past me that made me flinch. The thing just hissed with danger. We couldn't touch him. Every one of us knew we'd met the most powerful arm ever turned loose in a ball park."

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. The offered card shares an elite brotherhood - one of just fourteen "Hands at Chest" variations graded NM-MT, surpassed only three times. The card is virtually unchanged from its state as it emerged from a cigarette pack over a century ago. It has retained clean surfaces, bold colors and even a pair of "minty" corners.


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    September, 2019
    19th Thursday
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