T206 Eddie Plank Missing Color PSA Authentic sold for $13,145
Heritage Auction (Oct 28, 2006)
Lot 19727, 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank PSA - Authentic
The T206 Eddie Plank is frequently compared
to the famed Honus Wagner of the same issue due to its rarity and value. There have been
many theories as to why the Plank card is so scarce, but none have ever been verified to
date. What we do know is that are approximately the same number of Planks as there are
Wagners in the hobby and that this card has been burning the want lists of many collectors
that are trying to complete "The Monster." The offered card of Plank originally comes
from the famed collection of Barry Halper where it was offered in a display with a second
Plank showing the variations of the missing blue color backgrounds. This example is in
Fair condition with a slightly irregular cut that suggests that it was originally taken
from a sheet and the Sweet Caporal brand reverse of 150 Subjects displays some paper loss.
Graded as Authentic by the experts at PSA, this enviable collectible provides a marvelous,
relatively affordable solution for an advanced, but currently Plank-less, T206 collection.
Guide Value or Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.
Final Price: $13,145
Gallery - T206 Plank
Periodical - Two T206 Eddie Plank Variation Including Piedmont Back