Honus Wagner Signed Cancelled Check PSA/DNA 9 MINT Encapsulated
Wagner pays H.C. McGraw a whopping $1,000 on July 20th, 1918 for stock in a Texas oil field. Per our adjustment in inflation in the last 101 years, this would be equivalent to about $18,000. Probably a steal for the oil field he invested in. Even though Wagner was a savvy investor on the oil field, he was more savvy on the baseball field. Wagner was a shortstop for 21 seasons from 1897 to 1917, almost entirely for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Wagner won his 8th (and final) batting title in 1911, a National League record that remains unbroken to this day, and matched only once, in 1997, by the late Tony Gwynn. He also led the league in slugging six times and stolen bases five times. Wagner was nicknamed "The Flying Dutchman" due to his superb speed and German heritage. This nickname was a nod to the popular folk-tale made into a famous opera by another Wagner. In 1936, the Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Wagner as one of the first five members. He received the second-highest vote total, behind Ty Cobb and tied with Babe Ruth. This is one check you don't want to miss. Over a century old! PSA/DNA 9 MINT Encapsulated.
MIN BID $500