Lot # 18: 1909-16 PC758 Max Stein Postcards Honus Wagner (HOF) - SGC PR 1

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Starting Bid: $400.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/8/2021 12:00 AM to
11/27/2021 9:00 PM

Prewar baseball postcards continue to grow in popularity, likely because of the vivid player images and sharp photography that many boast.  This rare issue produced between 1909 and 1916 by the Max Stein Company of Chicago featured images of many types of subjects (actors, boxers, etc.), and features 25 baseball images that are highly sought-after by prewar baseball collectors.  Along with Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson, the card of Honus Wagner is a key to the issue, an outstanding action image picturing Wagner finishing his swing, beginning to run to first in front of a crowded grandstand.  The card has been graded PR 1 by SGC, largely due to postal use in 1915.  Wear on the front is largely restricted to edges and the top-left corner, along with some postal markings that are visible across the front.   

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