Love of the Game Spring, 2014 Auction - Closes Saturday, May 31, 2014
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/1/2014

The key card from a 20-card set of postcards issued in 1906 to commemorate the 1905 American League champion Philadelphia Athletics.  Very rare today, the cards each feature a black and white photo of the subject in street clothes, surrounded by an ornate border and beautifully-lettered card graphics.  Very few of these cards are known to exist, and it had been thought in the past that the issue was never actually distributed, since all the known examples included handwritten notations identifying the player position.  This example clearly does not, nor do the other examples in the run of cards from this issue we will be featuring in our Spring and Summer auctions.  

Postally unused, it has been graded PR 1 by PSA due to overall wear, including tack holes at the top and bottom of the card.  The hole at the top has torn away a small bit of paper, leaving a "notch" at the top edge, and a second, smaller tack hole appears just underneath the larger one.  Still, with a card as rare as this, none of that matters, as just four examples have been graded.  This is an extraordinarily rare card, one that has not been made available for public sale outside the context of a large group of cards from the issue.  

Population Data

PSA Population: 1 total graded

SGC Population: 3 total graded, 1 at this level, 2 higher

Rare 1906 Lincoln Publishing Eddie Plank (HOF) - PSA PR 1Rare 1906 Lincoln Publishing Eddie Plank (HOF) - PSA PR 1
Rare 1906 Lincoln Publishing Eddie Plank (HOF) - PSA PR 1
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,680
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
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