Description1909-11 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.
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