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Lot # 379 (of 1137)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1910 E125 American Caramel Die-cut Honus Wagner (Throwing)

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $5,925

Graded VG 40 by SGC. Extremely rare E125 American Caramel Die-cut of Honus Wagner. Honus Wagner will always be a magical name in the world of baseball cards because of the legendary rarity of his card in the T206 set. Approximately sixty T206 Wagners are known to exist. Offered is a card of Honus Wagner (throwing pose), from the American Caramel Die-cut series issued in 1910, which is five to ten times rarer than the T206 Wagner. A second pose of Wagner batting also exists in the set (and is offered separately in this auction). E125s have always been held in the highest esteem by advanced collectors both for their extreme rarity, as well as for their very striking and unique design. The fragile nature of all die-cut cards, and the easily broken flaps at the base of E125s which allow them to stand, make complete, high-grade examples all the rarer. This E125 Honus Wagner has survived complete, with all flaps intact. The stand-up flaps have never even been folded back. A very slight surface crease on Wagner's left elbow and right arm are visible only from the reverse, and there are couple of very light surface creases on the folding flaps. The reverse of the card, which features a complete checklist of the Pirates in the set and advertising for American Caramels, is bright and clean, with evidence of light moisture stains on the bottom flap. This is a magnificent example of one of the rarest of all Honus Wagner cards, from one of the rarest and most condition-sensitive of all caramel-card issues. This is a particularly bright and clean, high-grade example for any E125, which, despite its modest technical grade (which is the norm for E125s), has an outstanding Excellent appearance.Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $5,925

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