2017 Great American Trading Card Auction Ending April 1
Graded 50 VG/EX 4 by SGC. Hall of Famer. This is one of just two examples at its tier (with five graded higher) among a total of twenty-nine copies recorded in SGC's census reporting. This splendid card's back advises readers to "Save 50 labels from TIP-TOP BREAD and secure this entire series (25 cards) free," an admonition that was clearly ignored by the vast majority of the time's consumers. In spite of the Ward-Mackey Company's gentle urging, painfully few Tip Top baseball cards, including this flagship subject, were gathered and retained. Offered is the most sought-after entry among the colorful and almost never-seen 1910 regional issue that commemorated the Pittsburgh Pirates, who were the previous year's World Championship team. Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, in his cherished Carl Horner pose backed by shades of yellow and light green, highlights this item's – and its issue's – presentation. The color scheme adroitly complements the portrayal, and fortuitous preservation ensures optimum praiseworthiness. The card's natural corner wear is inoffensive in character, and the reverse (with its checklist of World's Champions subjects) is clear and legible. A highly estimable, Very Good to Excellent-condition piece.
1910 D322 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner – SGC 50 VG/EX 4
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