Extremely attractive caramel card of Hall of Fame pitcher Eddie Plank from the 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel set. While this is a desirable key card to the set in any condition, the offered example is particularly special for its interesting printing anomaly. This fascinating printing anomaly has resulted in a miscut front in which the nameplate that normally appears along the bottom is visible at the top and is that of "Cicotte, Boston Amer." instead of Plank's designation. This is a stunning anomaly, one of the most dramatic that we have ever seen and one of only a few that we have ever seen on a caramel card. Graded VG-EX 4 (MC) by PSA, this example displays light, even wear to the four corners, flawless registration, bold colors, and no creases or wrinkles (other than a light surface crease in the lower right, mentioned strictly for accuracy). The reverse has a boldly printed checklist centered towards the extreme bottom right. The nameplate "Cicotte, Boston Amer." is visible along the top edge, which accounts for the "MC" qualifier. Of course, it is the very fact that this card is miscut, with the name (and team) of the card above visible, which provides insight into how the E95 set was printed and which will make this card so fascinating to many collectors. Aside from its extremely unusual and interesting miscut, this is very attractive example of this classic caramel card of Hall of Famer Eddie Plank. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).
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