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1913 Voskamp's Coffee Honus Wagner

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $14,100

Graded VG 40 by SGC. Exceptional example of Honus Wagner from the extremely rare 1913 Voskamp's Coffee series. This is easily one of Honus Wagner's rarest cards. In fact, we believe the Voskamp's Coffee Wagner is somewhere between five and ten times rarer than the T206 Honus Wagner. We have had the opportunity to offer a total of only three examples of this legendary rarity during the past thirty-eight years. Incredibly, all three Wagner cards originate from the very same Voskamps Coffee card find which was saved for decades by the daughter of the original owner, who gave them to her in the 1940s. Two of these cards appear in this auction, this card being offered for the second time by us (consigned by the original purchaser of the card), and a low-grade example which the family had previously decided to keep. This is the the best of the three Honus Wagner cards from the find. Voskamp's Coffee cards were regionally issued only in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All Voskamp's Coffee cards are extremely rare. The issue features only members of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Honus Wagner, naturally, is by far the key card to the set. This is a very attractive card. Graded VG by SGC, it is very clean both front and back, with square corners showing just a hint of wear, a small, light crease to the left of Wagner's shoulder, and a little toning in the lower left. We grade this card Vg-Ex. The back of the card features advertising for Voskamp's Coffee and Tea, a complete checklist for the set, and details of the redemption program for seats at Pirates games. This is a magnificent example of one of the rarest of all Honus Wagner cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $14,100

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