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    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350 Home Run Baker PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Eight, None Higher! Old school baseball is filled with colorful nicknames but a select few stand head and shoulders above the rest. On the written page, names can act as powerful insights of players long beyond this era. Some however, are far more identifiable than the one given by parents. Frank Baker is the prototypical example of this, as most fans to this day know of him simply as "Home Run" Baker. Even "Babe" Ruth, the favorite home run hero of the 20th century was branded with a nickname based on his youthfulness. The honor of being named after the long ball itself was bestowed on another. Offered here is a stunning example of Baker's lone entry in the massive T206 White Border tobacco insert card series which required no less than three seasons of circulation.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. The PSA population report shows that only two are confirmed at the NM-MT 8 level with "Sweet Caporal - 350 Subjects" with a Factory 30 reverse. Extremely clean and wonderfully preserved. The central graphics are centered a sliver away from perfection. Two corners are "minty." Currently no T206 of Frank "Home Run" Baker, regardless of the brand, at the Mint 9 level is known to exist. Counting all brands, this is one of eight in NM-MT with none higher.


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    September, 2018
    20th Thursday
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