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Early Honus Wagner Store-Model Fielder's Glove
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $940
This right-handed fielder's glove, produced by Horace Partridge & Co., is the earliest Honus Wagner endorsed store-model glove we have ever seen and may date from as early as his playing days. Wagner's facsimile signature is stamped in the pocket near the base of the thumb, below which is the word "Model" stamped in block letters. The Horace Partridge company name, and the model number "6G" are also stamped in the pocket. Although its year of manufacture is unknown, this particular style glove, featuring a one-inch web back, was predominantly used between the years 1910 and 1920. Wagner retired in 1917, so it's possible that this glove was issued during his active playing career. Wagner was the greatest star of his era and in 1905 he became the first player to sign a bat endorsement contract. It was only natural then that his endorsement would eventually appear on gloves as well. The glove displays heavy wear and has had the lacing replaced along the base of the pocket. Fortunately, the leather remains supple and is free of any tears or cracks, which are commonly found in gloves of this age. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $100. Estimate $200+. SOLD FOR $940
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