1910 T206 sweet caporal Eddie Plank tobacco card

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 05, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
This 1910 sweet caporal Eddie plank tobacco card is a FAKE!! I came about this card at an auction w I bought a bunch of trading cards. So, I thought maybe someone would be interested in it.
Ultra Rarities - T206 Eddie Plank
Sports Collectors Universe - October 24, 1997
The T206 Eddie Plank is the third most valuable baseball card in the hobby. It ranks behind only the 1933 Goudey Lajoie and the T206 Wagner. It seems that most of the rarities in the hobby have a story to explain the card's scarcity. The T206 Plank is no exception.

It has always been theorized that the printing plate for the Plank card was somehow broken and damaged while the card was in its early production, thus creating its scarcity. I am not sure w this story originated, but it does not seem to be accurate. Most people know that T206 cards were issued in three different series. These series are known as the 150 series, the 350 series and the 460 series. These series were issued between 1909 and 1911 with the 150 series being issued first, the 350 series second and the 460 series last

The Plank card is most commonly found with a 150 series back, but it also comes with a 350 back. This would mean that the Plank printing plate would have had to last throughout the 150 series printing and at least into the beginning of the 350 series.
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