One of the ten best T206 Eddie Plank cards known to exist sold for nearly $200,000 in Goodwin & Company’s latest catalog auction.
The card, considered one of the four scarcest cards in the famed T206 set, generated 20 bids including a $20,000 opener before selling for $193,768 including the company’s buyer’s premium. It’s among the highest prices ever paid for a card from the 1909-1911 issue, other than the numerous sales of Honus Wagners. According to the catalog description, there are only six Plank cards graded higher in the combined PSA and SGC population reports. Only two other PSA 6 copies exist.
Several high grade T206 cards were among the top sellers in the auction, which closed early Friday morning. A PSA 9 Cy Young “bare hand showing”, one of just three at the mint level, brought $61,886. A “glove shows” version, graded PSA 8, brought $28,373, a PSA 8 Ty Cobb “bat on shoulder” sold for $24,618 and a Tris Speaker rookie card, also carrying an ’8′ grade, went for $22,041.
Two other rare Cobb cards also generated significant interest including a W600 Sporting Life Cabinet, one of only two graded. It sold for $30,095, while what might be the only Tango Eggs Cobb card brought $17,614 despite showing major wear.
Joe DiMaggio’s first baseball card, the very underrated 1934 Zeenuts PCL “batting” version, graded PSA 2, sold for $6635.
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