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    1909 T204 Ramly Eddie Plank PSA NM 7 - Pop Two, Two Higher. He learned his trade on the blood-soaked grounds of America's most hallowed battlefield, fashioning his slab of baseball immortality with a side-armed curveball that earned him 326 Major League victories. The third winningest southpaw of all time behind Warren Spahn and Steve Carlton, "Gettysburg Eddie" is best remembered for his fourteen seasons of service to the first great Philadelphia Athletics dynasty. Just eight and a half years after pitching his last game, Plank fell victim to a fatal stroke at age fifty, but would earn his immortality twenty years later with a posthumous Hall of Fame induction already long overdue in 1946.

    Graded PSA NM 7. Only twenty-two examples of this elite scarcity have been submitted to the hobby's leading card grading service, with the offered specimen one of only two to soar to the top of that ranking with another pair rated higher. If the image that commands the central focus of this ornate beauty strikes a familiar chord, you're likely recalling the short-printed T206 that is surpassed only by the fabled Wagner in that issue's celebrated lore. The identical Carl Horner portrait photograph was utilized for each. But while the T206 Plank is properly esteemed and coveted for its scarcity, the total population residing in a PSA slab far exceeds the census of Ramly Planks, by more than a factor of three. Only Walter Johnson is considered a more desirable resident of the set, with Plank ranking as "key card" number two. A spectacular opportunity for the advanced tobacco-era collector, and one unlikely to present itself again soon.

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    April, 2019
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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