Lot # 39: Ultra-Scarce 1910 Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Gazette Times Postcard (SGC Fair 1.5) – Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring 2021 Rarities Auction",
which ran from 2/27/2021 10:00 AM to
3/20/2021 7:00 PM




(LOT 39)
Ultra-Scarce 1910 Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Gazette Times Postcard (SGC Fair 1.5) – Highest Graded Example!

This ultra-obscure 1910 Pittsburgh Gazette Times Postcard of the immortal Honus Wagner stands as one of only 7 examples at this Fair/1.5 plateau, with NONE graded higher! Indeed, only 11 specimens have been encapsulated by booth SGC (9) and PSA (2), with the remaining 4 copies residing in "Authentic" holders. One of the "Flying Dutchman's" most eclectic cards, the dark sepia-toned postcard reveals a classic Wagner pose, arms crossed, with the above caption reading: "HONUS WAGNER – THE WORLD'S GREATEST BALLPLAYER AND VIEWS OF HIS HOME TOWN CARNEGIE, PA." Encompassing the timeless Wagner pose and caption are four different Carnegie, PA. landmarks including the: "Carnegie Free Library (upper left); Masonic Hall (lower left); Carnegie High School (upper right) and the Carnegie Second Hall School (lower right). No glaring surface flaws are evident and a majority of the original gloss still exists, with the technical assessment primarily due to the verso's September 20, 1910 postmark as well as the scripted note and address (note the postal stamp has been removed). A super neat Wagner memento, it was issued the year after the Pirates bested Ty Cobb's Detroit Tigers in the Fall Classic, with Honus totally outplaying the Georgia Peach to claim his only World Series victory!

MIN BID $200
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