To our knowledge, just two such Athletics pendants have ever surfaced before—both from the Mackmen's 1911 repeat championship. First to reach auction was Plank's 1911 pendant ($57,000 in 2014), then came teammate Bris Lord's counterpart ($52,000 in 2015).
Now, previously unknown and newly unearthed from the same Plank estate collection as the 1911 example, we are proud to present Eddie Plank's 1910 championship showpiece—arguably the single greatest artifact from the A's first world championship in franchise history. Gettysburg Eddie enjoyed a 16-win season and 2.01 ERA as Philadelphia ran away with the pennant by a 14.5-game lead. In October, the famed "$100,000 Infield" led the A's to a five-game World Series triumph over the Cubs.
Plank's 7/8"-diameter pendant features a sparkling central diamond set within the confines of base paths, surrounded by "WORLD'S CHAMPIONS 1910" and a laurel-wreath border. Engraved on the reverse are "Edward S. Plank" and the manufacturer "F.H. Co." NM condition.
It is important to mention as well that while the T206 Eddie Plank card may be his most valuable collectible, topping out at $200,000 for the best of the 100 or so known copies, Plank's 1910 pendant from the A's inaugural world championship is truly unique, completely one of a kind, and more historically significant.
LOA from the consignor attesting to this item originating from the Eddie Plank Estate.