Lot # 150: 1909 W. W. Smith Postcards Honus Wagner "The Mighty Honus"

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 47 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2020",
which ran from 4/3/2020 3:00 PM to
4/19/2020 6:00 PM

Exceedingly rare Honus Wagner postcard issued in 1909. The postcard features an illustrated portrait of Wagner and is titled "The Mighty Honus" in bold print at the base. A 1909 copyright by W. W. Smith appears in print directly below Wagner's illustration. This is one of three different postcards created by Smith in 1909, with the other picturing Cobb (also offered in this auction) and the third featuring Cobb and Wagner together. While little is known about this three-card set, it seems almost certain that it was published at the time of the 1909 World Series between Pittsburgh and Detroit. This is only the third example of this Wagner postcard we have ever offered and we can recall only having seen one other at auction in the past 20 years. Graded GOOD 2 by SGC, the card (3.5 x 5.5 inches) displays heavy creasing, slightly rounded corners, and light soiling on the reverse. The card has never been mailed or addressed. An attractive example of this seldom-seen postcard. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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