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1916 D303 Mother's Bread Eddie Plank (St. Louis Federals)

Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $2,350.00

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Rare bakery card of Eddie Plank from the 1916 D303 Mother's Bread set. This series shares designs with several closely related caramel issues (E90-1 American Caramel Company, E92 Dockman & Sons, T216 Kotton, etc.) from the same era. All Mother's Bread cards are extremely rare, but an example of Hall of Fame pitcher Eddie Plank is especially noteworthy and desirable. This card is all the more fascinating in that it is one of the few cards featuring Plank with the St. Louis club of the short-lived Federal League. Produced by the General Baking Co. of New Orleans, the Mother's Bread series was regionally issued only in the Louisiana area. This is an exceptionally attractive card with bright, crisp colors, flawless registration, outstanding surface gloss, and evenly rounded corners. In our opinion this card has been graded too harshly. Sometimes cards with glossy surfaces are graded particularly harshly, due to the light surface cracking that can occur, and that is the case here. The reverse has a boldly printed advertisement. This would be a solid Vg-Ex card if not for the two tiny chips of paper loss on the back. We grade this card Vg. This is an extremely sharp looking example of one of the rarest and most interesting of all Eddie Plank cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,350.00

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