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Lot # 198 (198 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1908 PC760 Rose Company Postcard Honus Wagner

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $8,400

Stunning example of Hall of Famer Honus Wagner from the PC760 Rose Postcard set, one of the rarest and most beautifully designed baseball-card sets ever produced. Only eight examples of Wagner have ever been graded by PSA and SGC combined, and they are almost always in very low grade (three grade Poor and four grade "Authentic"). It is fascinating to note that the portrait used on this extraordinary card is the very same as that which appears on the most famous card in the hobby, the T206 Honus Wagner, as well as on a number of other Wagner cards, including 1902 W600 Sporting Life Cabinet, 1910 E103 Williams Caramel, and 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life. This is obviously an iconic and very popular pose! The offered card is bright and clean, with a flawless portrait image, no creases or wrinkles, and light touches of wear at the tips of the corners. It presents in overall Vg-Ex to Ex condition from the front. The card has never been mailed and bears no writing on its traditional postcard reverse. Encapsulated as Authentic by PSA due to evidence of trimming. Please note: The card is certainly not obviously trimmed; it is a gorgeous card that appears worthy of a numerical grade (and a strong one at that), but extremely close examination of the edges suggests a very subtle uncharacteristic cut that is consistent with having a very slight trim. In any holder, we like this card! This is only the second Rose Postcard of Wagner that we can ever recall offering (the first appeared as Lot #106 in REA's Fall 2014 auction, realizing $18,000). As can easily be seen, this is a truly magnificent card. It is an extraordinary example of one of the key Hall of Famers from this beautiful and rare set, and one that would make an outstanding addition to any PC760 set, Hall of Fame type-card collection, or Honus Wagner player collection. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $8,400

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