Lot # 8: 1917 Boston Store #180 Honus Wagner (HOF) - PSA VG 3

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Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 41 (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

Though more scarce, the Boston Store set catalogued as H801-8 utilizes the same 200-card base set (though some variations are known) as the Collins-McCarthy issue, a clean and stark black and white photographic set similar in design to a number of other baseball sets released in the early 1920s.  The cards were produced on thin stock with a glossy surface, making them susceptible to creasing and wrinkles.  Featuring promotional advertising for a Chicago department store, the cards are very scarce and desirable today.  The issue is rare enough that the total graded population of most of the cards remain in the single digits, and despite the preponderance of of hobby auctions and internet-based card dealers making an enormous variety of inventory available daily, not a single complete set appears on PSA's massive set registry.  This is a clean example of one of the issue's keys, that of Honus Wagner at the tail end of his legendary career.  Graded VG 3 by PSA, the card features some light wear and soiling, particularly at the corners, with some corner wrinkling evident, particularly at the top left.  While the T206 Wagner remains the hobby's Holy Grail and routinely sets records, a Boston Store Wagner is significantly more rare. An extraordinary card, one of the tougher cards of the Flying Dutchman.

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