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    1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson PSA EX-MT 6. A Connecticut arms laboratory recorded Walter Johnson's fastball at 134 feet per second, the equivalent of ninety-nine miles per hour. Somehow the lanky farm boy was able to generate this velocity with a smooth side-armed motion that baffled and certainly terrified opposing batters. New York Highlanders outfielder Birdie Cree provided his own methodology for handling Johnson's speed: "When you see the arm start forward, swing."

    Johnson was a tall and unassuming sight on the mound, belying his dominating game. His 3,500+ strikeouts and 417 victories places the Big Train in the rarest of company. When Walter Johnson appears in a tobacco or candy card promotion, he is always among the key subjects pursued by passionate card enthusiasts, as much now as he assuredly was back in the day. He is without a doubt a key name in the T204 Ramly series, his card solid in its ranking high within the top 100 of the entire hobby. The offered example has every qualification sure to entice and satisfy the most condition-conscious hobbyist.

    The T204 edition utilizes an elegant and refined design to which few if any other sets can compare. The presented specimen registers at PSA EX-MT 6, the condition ranking surpassed just three times in PSA population history. These fragile 2.25x3" pieces of paper are particularly prone to damage, and the noted gold-metallic ink is as condition-sensitive as it is attractive. The borders and corner tips barely show any roughness, with wear largely confined to the top most layers. The vertical centering is barely 1/32" from the utmost in precision. Each corner tip ends at a sharp point, a pair of which some may feel are above the EX-MT assessment. The obverse is free of all stains and scuffing, leaving Johnson's portrait to bask in full unqualified adulation. Without question this is a high-end copy and one which may merit a resubmission for a potential upgrade.

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    August, 2011
    4th Thursday
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