1911-1916 T216 Kotton Cigarettes Eddie Plank SGC 30 
Lot Number 54
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A popular hobby convention holds that the T206 Eddie Plank is the scarcest of all the “T” cards from the Hall of Fame left-hander. However, the offered 1911-1916 T216 Kotton Cigarettes Eddie Plank SGC 30 survives at only a fraction of the T206 example. According to the PSA and SGC population reports, a total of (58) T206 Plank cards have been graded, whereas only a combined (8) T216 Planks have been judged by the third-party services. This “Louisiana” issue is the only depiction of the pre-war star as a hurler for the St. Louis squad of the short-lived Federal League. Released only in select Louisiana parishes, very few examples survived either their initial contact or the hostile environmental elements. This SGC 30 can be considered higher grade for this card, as PSA or SGC has never graded a Plank above the VG-EX tier. The image, which was borrowed from the E90-1 American Caramel series, boasts a powerful side-view image and reveals a clean “type 1” Kotton back. Degraded only by even corner wear, a single vertical crease which encompasses the left portion of the card, and an additional right edge crease, Plank’s stately image is not adversely affected. This important exemplar is an instant centerpiece for the Hall of Fame type card aficionado. 
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