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Lot # 610: 1949 Honus Wagner Signed Government Postcard (PSA MINT 9)

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "2023 Fall Classic",
which ran from 10/29/2023 7:00 PM to
11/18/2023 10:00 PM

Government postcard, postmarked April 18, 1949, signed in black ink by Honus Wagner, who has added his team affiliation, "Pirates," below his name (Wagner was a coach with the Pirates at the time). PSA has encapsulated the card and graded the signature MINT 9. This card is part of a much larger signature collection compiled by our consignor's father in the late 1940s ("The Long Beach Autograph Collection"), the bulk of which appeared in our 2023 Summer Classic auction. Like nearly all autograph collectors at the time, his main method was to write each player and enclose a prepaid self-addressed government postcard to be signed and returned. As we can see here, Wagner, like most players, was happy to oblige. The postcard (5.5x3.25") displays a few abrasions and tiny tears along the top border. Two additional postmarks (April 2, 1949, and April 12, 1949) and a small piece of clear tape (which covers the Pirates team name) appear on the signature side.

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