Lot # 224: 1909 S&H Green Stamps/Pittsburgh Pirates "Two Champions" Advertising Postcard w/Honus Wagner (HOF) - SGC PR 1

Category: Baseball Postcards

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2022 - 10th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 11/6/2022 12:00 PM to
11/26/2022 9:00 PM

Exceptionally rare postcard featuring a composite image of the members of the Pittsburgh Pirates, dating to 1910.  Featuring Hall of Famers Honus Wagner, Fred Clarke, Barney Dreyfuss and Vic Willis, among several other popular players of the era, the card has been graded PR 1 by SGC due largely to surface abrasions on the front.  Similar abrasions and creasing are apparent on the reverse, which contains advertising messages from S&H green stamps and R. Russell & Co. cigars.  The card front contains the text "The Two Champions - Pittsburg Base Ball Club and 'S & H' Certificates." Also please note the crack in the SGC holder on the reverse.  The player images are immediately recognizable as the portrait images taken by photographer Carl Horner, including the Wagner image made famous by his T206 card.  One of the more highly prized postcards of its era, featuring four Hall of Famers including the famous T206 image of Honus Wagner.

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