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This is one of the very few collectibles on earth for which no explanatory description is required, and for which verbal inducement intended to pique interest is utterly redundant. The mere sight of a T206 Wagner is sufficient to provoke an unbelievably pleasant sensation, unique to each individual, within the emotional core of a baseball enthusiast. Wagner's legend is well-traveled, particularly as it relates to this small but majestic printed piece with the distinctive orange background, but the specifics of each T206 Wagner's singular journey remain bountifully intriguing. We recognize the likeness of the Dutchman at once, but related questions immediately ensue. "Where has this card been? What has it seen?" Those wonderings are compelling in each Wagner card's own instance. They only add even more fuel to the magnetic wish to possess it, and, in so doing, to contribute to the card's personal time-line's path.

Graded PR-FR 1 by PSA, one of just three dozen copies across all levels to merit fully graded, numerical authentication by that company. Hall of Famer. Scarcer "Sweet Caporal - 150 Subjects - Factory No. 30" back. Rather than being disrupted overmuch by an assessment that might, at first blush, be perceived as negative, it must be noted that this specimen's mystique is sparkling and intact. Creases trace a latticework about the cardfront's central subject, but the observer sees at once that Wagner's gaze has remained solid and direct – as if mere fingers would dare to touch those eyes! Viewed casually, the piece works its magic with time-tested effectiveness and power, and, studied closely, its evidence of handling forms gripping testimony with respect to the relic's immutability and endurance. The reverse's advertisement marks the card's long-ago embarkation into the world as a Sweet Caporal promotional giveaway, but its subsequent peregrinations have carried the keepsake through dimensions about which observers can only speculate.

Here is the item that has inspired the industry from its earliest days, and the artifact which continues to be the ultimate goal for every card-collecting enthusiast. Honus Wagner's presence elevates any collection like no other force on the planet, but so lamentably few of the industry's finest assemblies have the opportunity to attain the resultant, ultra-elite status thus afforded. This special card, with its signs of natural circulation displayed proudly, represents the cherished essence of the innumerable, rewarding lifetimes spent in pursuit of collecting fulfillment.

Goldin Auctions – as the industry's established leader in sales of the most important vintage sports cards – is proud to present this distinguished paper heirloom. Although news accounts of our company's record-breaking, seven-figure prices realized for modern cards now occur on a monthly, or even weekly basis, our success in the vintage field remains as impressive as ever. Goldin Auctions' unmatched expertise in all cards, old and new, along with the hobby's best marketing and promotional capabilities, ensures the very best results!
1909-11 T206 White Border Honus Wagner – PSA PR-FR 1 – The Collecting Hobbys Most Celebrated Rarity!
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $250,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,392,000.00
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Monday, November 2, 2020.
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