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    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank PSA 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 should logically be considered its trading card equal. The offered Plank displays consistent corner rounding, reverse surface soiling but precise centering of his classic portrait. Currently, there are just seventy-five examples graded by PSA. Plank is rightfully distinguished as one of the most challenging T206 hurdles.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $75,000 - up.

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    19th Thursday 10:00 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    September
    19th Thursday
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    3 Days 13h 25m 49s
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    This lot is in: 1 - Sports Collectibles Session
    (Lots 50001-50525) - 10:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, September 19, 2019.
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    Heritage Auctions - Dallas
    3500 Maple Ave
    17th Floor
    Dallas, TX 75219

    Current Bid:
    $65,000
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