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    1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson SGC 82 EX/NM+ 6.5. Walter Johnson was a tall and unassuming man which contradicted his domination of the game. His more than 3,500 strikeouts and 417 victories places the "Big Train" among baseball's most elite company. 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."

    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.

    Graded SGC 82 EX-MT+ 6.5. There is bot one equal noted on the SGC census and a trio of examples rated physically higher. The delicate golden embossing is both the key to this issue's beauty and its most challenging pitfall, as the design is unusually susceptible to wear, particularly at the edges and corners. The provided representation escapes these obstacles nearly entirely. An exquisite commemoration of the Dead Ball Era's premier flamethrower.


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