1909 T204 Ramly Eddie Plank PSA NM 7 - Pop Two, Two Higher...
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Description1909 T204 Ramly Eddie Plank PSA NM 7 - Pop Two, Two Higher. It was on America's most hallowed battlefield that "Gettysburg Eddie" perfected his side-armed curveball that earned him 326 Major League victories. Plank served fourteen seasons with 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. He was honored posthumously with an overdue Hall of Fame induction in 1946. Graded PSA NM 7. Only twenty-five examples of this prized entry have been submitted to PSA. Our offered specimen is one of only two graded NM with just one other 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. Only Walter Johnson is considered a more desirable resident of the T205 masterpiece edition. A spectacular opportunity for the advanced tobacco-era collector.
Guide Value or Estimate: $15,000 - up.
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