Lot # 11: 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson PSA 5 EX

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $12,500.00

Bids: 24 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities Auction 2017",
which ran from 12/23/2016 12:00 PM to
1/14/2017 7:00 PM

(LOT 11)
1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson PSA 5 EX

ULTRA RARE WALTER JOHNSON ROOKIE CARD!!!... Arguably the greatest pitcher of the twentieth century, Walter Johnson is by far the all time leader in shutouts with 110 and second behind only Cy Young in all time wins with 417. He and Young are the only pitchers ever to win 400 games. He was the leader in strikeouts a Major League Record 12 times and was the only player in the 3000 strike out club for over 50 years until Bob Gibson joined him in 1974. Well deserving, Johnson was elected one of the first 5 inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame along with Ruth, Cobb, Mathewson and Wagner. Also, in 1999, "The Big Train" was voted by The Sporting News # 4 on the 100 Greatest Baseball Players of all time.

We, at Memory Lane, have sold numerous Johnson rookies over the last decade and this example is by far one of the nicest we have had the privilege to offer. A mini-masterpiece is created with the famous Carl Horner black and white striking cameo image surrounded by an ornate embossed gold filigree design. Moreover this card is ultra rare since to date PSA has only graded 26 Johnson rookies. That is less than the T206 Wagner! This 107 year old PSA 5 card is just stunning with near perfect centering and amazing eye appeal. To find a Ramly of this quality is truly amazing considering they are notoriously condition sensitive. A true find for the advanced Ramly collector, for those collecting significant rookie cards, or for a top collector who just wants one of the best baseball cards the hobby has to offer.

MIN BID $12,500


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