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Lot # 7: 1917 Honus Wagner, "The Greatest Player of the Deadball Era" Police Gazette Cover Image

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 51 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Holiday Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 12/2/2022 8:00 PM to
12/17/2022 8:00 PM

Stunning 1916-17 photograph of Pittsburgh Pirates superstar Honus Wagner as he posed on the dugout steps with his bat and struck a stoic pose for a photographer from the International News. One of his more famous images of the WWI era, this was used by numerous publications including used as a cover shot for the famous Police Gazette in 1917. The image is crystal clear and will get a Type 1 from PSA as it has the appropriate 1915-1920 (earlier version in fact) stamp from the company. The photo has a chip and stain on the borders, but the figure of Wagner remains untouched. A powerful image of one of the greatest baseball players of all time that is the only example we have ever seen!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 1/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 6/10

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