There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
80037

1910 E98 "Set of 30" Honus Wagner, Red Background SGC 96 Mint 9 from "The Black Swamp Find."...

2013 August 1 - 2 Platinum Night Sports Auction - Chicago #7080

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Aug 1, 2013
Item Activity: 10 Internet/mail/phone bidders
529 page views
Location: Muvico
9701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

Description:
One of four at this level, none higher! The only "Mint" Red Background.
1910 E98 "Set of 30" Honus Wagner, Red Background SGC 96 Mint 9 from "The Black Swamp Find." Though this remarkable slab of cardboard may share the name and vintage of the hobby's most coveted entry, you can bet you'll never encounter a T206 that can begin to compete with this stellar E98 for state of preservation. Even in the stiff competition offered by the balance of the famous "Black Swamp Find" from which this specimen derives, only two other Wagners measure up to the listed representation by SGC with none scoring better. In short, this rates as one of the very best Honus Wagner playing-days trading cards on the face of the Earth.

The story of "The Black Swamp Find" should be familiar by now to all hobbyists living on the daylight side of a rock, the story splashed across the pages of hobby and mainstream press alike, the collection sharing time with Matt Lauer on NBC's "The Today Show." Named for the treacherous terrain around the small town of Defiance, Ohio where the cards spent a century forgotten in a family attic, this remarkable assembly has provided the closest thing to a time machine available to the advanced baseball card collector.

Wagner was found in both a red and a green version within the Black Swamp find, and a Mint 9 version of each is offered within this Platinum Night auction. Here we present the former, a specimen quite literally unchanged from its appearance on the date of its creation. Of the four Wagner cards to grade "Mint" by SGC, this is the only example with a red background. It's the ultimate hobby dream in the flesh, and a smart investment for the hobbyist who has learned that the steepest value inclines tend to be at the top. Heritage Auctions sold a "Gem MT" example of this card for $239,000 (Platinum Night - Aug. 2, 2012).




.

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Sportscard (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image


FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
930,045
bidder-members
$873,726,814
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 42 days left to consign to the 2015 July 30 - 31 Sports Platinum Auction - Chicago!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Great performance. Checks on time.
T.M.,
Birmingham, AL
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2015 February 21 - 22 Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction - New York
2015 February 21 - 22 Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction - New York
REALIZED $9,784,973
SPORTS SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey