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Lot # 609: Finest Known Honus Wagner Signed Index Card (PSA GEM MINT 10)

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 22 (Bid History)

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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

Index card flawlessly signed in black fountain pen by Honus Wagner. PSA has encapsulated the card and graded the signature GEM MINT 10. This is the finest Honus Wagner signed index card we have ever offered and one would be hard pressed to find a nicer example. Wagner was a coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the time, and he noted that fact by writing "Pirate" directly below his name. 

 This card was obtained by our consignor's father in the early 1930s and is part of a much larger autograph collection featured in this auction. Our consignor's father was a big baseball fan and his hobby during his childhood was collecting autographs. Like most autograph collectors at the time, his main method was to write each player and enclose an index card or hand-drawn card to be signed and returned. As we can see by the size of the collection, most players were more than happy to oblige. All the items from the collection are featured in this sale, including high-grade signatures of many prominent Hall of Famers, including Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb, Young, and Alexander. The lined side of the card (5x3") on the reverse has been crossed out in ink (so that the player had to sign on the unlined side). The card also displays a few light creases (not affecting the signature).

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