Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons XXI
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/8/2009
One of the most prestigious baseball cards ever produced were the Cracker Jack cardboard relics included in the caramel candy boxes in 1914 and 1915. Loaded with many of our National Pastime’s Cooperstown inductees, one of its most prominent subjects is the legendary Athletics Hall of Famer Eddie Plank, and his spectacular PSA 8 gem presented here has only been bested by 2 other examples! “Gettysburg” Eddie, as he was commonly called, is one of the game’s greatest southpaw pitchers, justified by his 327 lifetime wins and eight 20 win seasons. Although he is wearing his Famous Philadelphia Athletics uniform, his 1915 Cracker Jack lists him as a member of the St. Louis club of the newly formed Federal League which he “jumped” to in 1914. His representation on this offering is nothing short of sensational with a classic portrait pose set against a “fire engine” red background. Centering is “dead on” and the edging and corners are exceptionally sharp. The backside jet black print registration is vividly registered and no surface blemishes are evident on either side of the card. Like Plank, this museum worthy card is a sure winner that would immediately augment any advanced collection!
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