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    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank SGC 50 VG/EX 4. Like a schoolboy in fond imitation of his older brother, the T206 Plank hits all the same notes as the fabled Wagner, likewise troubling generations of collectors working to compile a complete set of this most beloved of tobacco issues. Theories for the scarcity of this card paying tribute to Connie Mack's superstar southpaw are identical to the Wagner tales, with aversion to tobacco advertisement and contractual stalemate with the American Tobacco Company the most commonly referenced causes. Recognized baseball card census figures find the populations of these two cards well within striking distance of one another.

    Though "Gettysburg Eddie" will probably never dethrone his Pirates contemporary as the key card in the T206 set, the presented example should logically be considered its trading card equal. Graded 50 VG/EX 4 by SGC, the proffered Plank exhibits only modest corner surface chipping/rounding and slight wrinkling to suggest its age, with the face remaining clean and very well-placed within its four borders. With this Plank, one determined collector could clear one of the three toughest T206 hurdles laid by this classic set.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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