1913-1915 "Pinkerton" Postcard #872 Honus Wagner

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 923

Item Year: 1913

Category: Teens to 1920s cards

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Very attractive example of #872 Honus Wagner from the 1913-1915 "Pinkerton" Postcard series. This series is closely related to the T5 Pinkerton Cabinet issue, and features the very same images and caption designs (in 3.5 x 5.5-inch postcard size) as appear on the T5 cabinets, though the actual issuer of the set is unknown. Multiple styles are known to exist for these postcards, including scorecard-back examples, which allowed the holder to fill in a lineup and score a game on the reverse of a player postcard. The offered example is a blank-back variety. Featuring a sepia photo of the Hall of Fame shortstop in a batting pose, this card is bright and crisp, with a few light creases or wrinkles and even wear to the four corners. The front of the card displays as Very Good, but has been encapsulated as Authentic by PSA due to a slight trim along the top border. An ideal sample featuring key Hall of Famer Honus Wagner from this rare 1910-era issue. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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