Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Early 1940's Honus Wagner Single Signed Baseball. "You can have your Cobbs, your Lajoies, your Chases, your Bakers," once said Hall of Fame manager John McGraw, "but I'll take Wagner as my pick of the greatest." Perhaps best remembered as the face on the most valuable baseball card in the world, the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop remains a particularly tough autograph despite his many years in uniform, first as a player and later as a coach for the team he loved. Here we encounter him upon an OAL (Harridge) ball dating to the World War II years, a game used sphere blessed with the boldest Wagner autograph we've ever seen on horsehide. The highly desirable "J. Honus Wagner" autograph variation is underscored by the words "Pirates Coach," likewise penned in the Old Dutchman's 9+/10 black fountain pen ink. Until the unlikely prospect of a superior specimen materializes, we'll consider this the dominant Wagner solo in the hobby. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Balls, Pucks, etc. - Encased, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2012
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,367

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 26 days left to consign to the 2017 May 11 - 13 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    My family and I would not have this amazing keepsake memory of my dad's collection without all the hard work, beautiful photos, tasteful layout and eloquent descriptions that you and your team did.
    Sheri Reid Grant,
    Auburn Hills, MI
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction
    2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction
    REALIZED $13,952,587