Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank SGC 40 VG 3. 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 within this auction finds the former in considerably superior condition. Graded VG by the experts at SGC, the proffered Plank exhibits only mild corner rounding to suggest its age, with the face remaining clean and well-placed within its four borders. Of fourteen examples to have been holstered within an SGC capsule, just four have been deemed superior to this one. With the Plank, the Wagner and the super-tough Magie error card each presented within this auction, one determined collector could clear the three toughest hurdles laid by this classic set in an afternoon, and spend the ensuing months enjoying the slow, steady jog to the finish line.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Sportscard (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    2nd Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 13,185

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2017 June 30 Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Today, I stand gladdened and honored that your staff members worked as though the collection was their own to return to the world. Congratulations on a job well done… strike that, add...for a job magnificently done.
    J.M.
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 March 23 1950s PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction - Dallas
    2017 March 23 1950s PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $827,793