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1913 Voskamp's Coffee Honus Wagner
Starting Bid - $5,000.00 , Sold For - $17,625.00
Graded VG 40 by SGC. Newly discovered example of Honus Wagner from the extremely rare 1913 Voskamp's Coffee series. This is easily one of Honus Wagner's rarest cards. In fact, we believe the Voskamp's Coffee Wagner is somewhere between five and ten times rarer than the T206 Honus Wagner. We have never before had the opportunity to offer even one example of this legendary rarity during the past thirty-seven years. Incredibly, this is one of two Voskamp's Coffee Wagner examples presented in this auction. Voskamp's Coffee cards were regionally issued only in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All Voskamp's Coffee cards are extremely rare. The issue features member of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Honus Wagner, naturally, is by far the key card to the set. This card is part of a newly discovered collection of ten Voskamp's Coffee cards (including two Wagners) which was saved for decades by the daughter of the original owner, who gave them to her in the 1940s. This is the the best of the two Honus Wagner cards. The balance of the collection (nine cards including the second Wagner) are offered together as a separate lot in this auction. This is a very attractive card. Graded VG by SGC, it is very clean both front and back, with square corners showing just a hint of wear, a small, light crease to the left of Wagner's shoulder, and a little toning in the lower left. We grade this card Vg-Ex. The back of card features advertising for Voskamp's Coffee and Tea, a complete checklist for the set, and details of the redemption program for seats at Pirates games. This is a magnificent example of one of the rarest of all Honus Wagner cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $17,625.00
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