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1903 E107 Breisch-Williams Eddie Plank HOF Rookie

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,288

Graded POOR 10 by SGC. E107 Breisch-Williams series card featuring Hall of Fame pitcher Eddie Plank of the Philadelphia Athletics of the American League. All E107 cards are extremely rare, but an example of Hall of Famer Eddie Plank is especially desirable to serious collectors, both because this is widely recognized as his rookie card, and the fact that the portrait is the same as that which appears on his famous T206 card. (Interesting note: The E107 Plank is much rarer than the T206 Plank.) Issued in 1903, E107s have long been revered by collectors. This set represents the only major baseball-card set of the era, features many players that appear in no other sets, and includes the first cards ever issued of many important stars and Hall of Famers, including Eddie Plank. The card displays various condition problems including rounded corners, a chip out of the top border, areas of staining, and a few small pencil notations on the front and back. Despite the obvious condition problems, this is a very presentable and desirable low-grade example of this extraordinary rarity. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,288

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