1911 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Pastel PSA NM-MT 8

Sold For: $9,400

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 243

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. One of only five examples graded at this level with none graded higher. Magnificent ultra high-grade example of Hall of Famer Honus Wagner from the very popular M116 Sporting Life series. This is the highest-graded, and by far the finest example we have ever offered, of one of the era's most noteworthy cards. This classic card is popular on many counts, including the fact that the portrait is so similar in appearance to the famous T206 Wagner and dates from the same era. This is a stunning card in all respects. All four corners are sharp (the lower left shows the slightest hint more wear than the other three). The card is perfectly clean, both front and back, with flawless registration and with particularly large snow-white borders. The centering on front is approximately 40/60 left to right. The back of the card is also centered just slightly toward the left. This card would be a worthy addition to even the most advanced world-class vintage-card collection, and a highlight in any high-grade M116 Sporting Life, Honus Wagner, or Hall of Fame card collection. SMR value for the assigned grade is $10,000. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open).
SOLD FOR $9,400

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