Lot # 201: 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates Team Folding Postcard w/Honus Wagner (HOF)

Category: Baseball Postcards

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 35 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/5/2023 12:00 AM to
11/25/2023 9:00 PM

Pitting the Detroit Tigers against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the 1909 World Series contained the interesting subtext of the game's two greatest hitters - Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner - pitted against one another.  Many photographs and even some film from that Series exist; it remains one of the more exciting in history.  Also featuring two Hall of Fame managers (Pittsburgh's Fred Clarke and Detroit's Hugh Jennings", Pittsburgh ultimately won the Series in seven games.  The Wagner vs. Cobb battle, however, fizzled, with Cobb hitting just .231 while Wagner batted .333 with six stolen bases.  Presented here is a beautiful three-panel panoramic postcard measuring approximately 14" in length, featuring the 25 members of the World Champion Pirates standing shoulder-to-shoulder.  Featuring Hall of Famers Honus Wagner, Vic Willis and Fred Clarke, the card was manufactured by the R. W. Johnson Studios of Pittsburgh.  Not postally used, this example is the finest of several that we have handled over the years, entirely intact, with a strong, crisp image.  Wear is evident at the borders and edges, with a bit of creasing along the left side.  Age-related toning and minor foxing is visible on the reverse.  Still, a lovely example of one of the most desirable of all the Pittsburgh Pirates team postcards, featuring Honus Wagner.

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