Lot # 174: 1910 E90-2 American Caramel Honus Wagner SGC VG/EX 4

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 41 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
Lot / Auction Closed




This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

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



Graded VG/EX 4 by SGC. Outstanding Honus Wagner from the 1910 E90-2 American Caramel set. When we checked the SGC Population Report, we were surprised to find exactly how difficult this card is to find in high grade: Of the fifty-nine examples graded by SGC to date, only three have ever been graded higher than the offered card (one NM+ 7.5 and two EX 5 examples). This is a magnificent example of this very scarce and popular card, which is so similar in appearance to the famous T206 Wagner and dates from the same era. Honus did not want to encourage youngsters to smoke but had no problem promoting candy. The "Flying Dutchman" is the key card in the 1910 E90-2 American Caramel set, which was regionally issued in the Pittsburgh area and features only members of the Pirates, the National League champions of the previous year. Rarely does an example of this classic card have such extraordinary eye-appeal. The colors are bold and bright. Wagner’s striking portrait image is framed by a flawless blue background. The centering is virtually perfect. The card has even corner wear and a just a hint of toning on the reverse. This is a stunning mid- to high-grade example of this card, which is universally recognized as the key to the E90-2 set and one of the most classic and popular of all 1910-era Honus Wagner cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+.

Views: 363