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Is there a better nickname for a pitcher than "The Big Train?" With his 3,509 career strikeouts, Walter Johnson was the most feared hurler of the Deadball Era. Standing at 6' 1" and weighing 200 lbs., perhaps the only thing more intimidating than the big righty himself was his pitch arsenal. "His fastball looked about the size of a watermelon seed and it hissed at you as it passed," exclaimed Ty Cobb, who, like Johnson, was part of the Hall of Fame's hallowed charter class. His 23-7 record in the 1924 season—at age 36, no less—earned him American League MVP honors, and he followed up that campaign by guiding his Washington Senators to the franchise's only World Series title. Perhaps his most impressive record are the 110 shutouts he tossed in his 21-year big league career, all while playing for DC's hometown team.

Offered here is a gorgeous mid-grade example of Johnson's 1911 T205 Gold Border card. Featuring a Sweet Caporal back, this card—graded VG-EX+ 4.5 by PSA—is notably clean, and exceptionally colorful. Moderate corner wear does not degrade the overall superb eye appeal of this 107-year-old golden beauty. You can never go wrong buying tobacco cards of the game's all-time greats. And this is one you will be proud to display in your personal collection!
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,922
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
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