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    1909-11 T206 Broad Leaf 460 Walter Johnson (Hands At Chest) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5 - The Only PSA Graded Example! For over half a century, Walter Johnson endured a lonely existence as the sole inhabitant of the 3,000 Strikeout 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 tough him. Every one of us knew we'd met the most powerful arm ever turned loose in a ball park." Three decades after that memorable first encounter, Cobb and Johnson would join Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Christy Mathewson as the very first inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame.




    Graded PSA VG-EX+ 4.5. In order to provide the clearest context for this rarity, we report that there are over 900 T206 representations (w/qualified cards) at the time of this writing. This is the one and only card on record with the Broad Leaf brand. Colors remains bright, registration is magnificent while his portrait is centered to the right and a sliver high of precision. If for some inexplicable reason that is a deal-breaker for the connoisseur of centering we remind you again that this is the rarest of all T206 player/brand combinations. Is anyone looking for virtually unlimited bragging rights.


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    July, 2019
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
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