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1909 T204 Ramly Tobacco Eddie Plank
Starting Bid - $800, Sold For - $9,988
Graded EX 60 by SGC. Presented is Hall of Famer Eddie Plank from the prized T204 Ramly series, one of the premier tobacco-card issues of the era. Plank is one of the most desirable cards in the set, both due to his stature as one of the few key Hall of Famers in the set, and the fact that the portrait is the same as that which appears on his famous T206 card. The Ramly series is universally recognized as one of the most desirable of all the tobacco-card issues, appreciated by collectors both for its rarity and distinctive style. Plank is one of only fifteen Hall of Famers in the Ramly Tobacco set. The card is very well centered, with light, even wear on the corners (predominately the bottom left and right). The portrait is flawless. This is an outstanding example, clean both front and back, and with a boldly printed reverse. Submitted for grading by REA, this is one of only two EX 60 T204 Planks graded to date by SGC, with just two examples graded higher in the entire population report. This is a very attractive and high-grade example of one of the key Hall of Famers from this beautiful and extremely condition-sensitive set. We think the SMR is low on this card. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grade is $2,500. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500+. SOLD FOR $9,988
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