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    The last "Mint" Wagner from the famous Find!

    1910 E98 "Set of 30" Honus Wagner (Black Swamp Find) PSA Mint 9.
    There is no question that Honus Wagner's star has been burnished over the passing decades by his residence upon baseball's most coveted tobacco card. If any other card bearing the portrait of the Flying Dutchmen can be as highly coveted, this card is the top contender. A million dollar price tag isn't necessary to draw your attention this nearly pristine beauty. Second only to the great Ty Cobb within this thirty-card issue, the Old Dutchman shows the fielding form that made him the first shortstop to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. This early relic is something truly special. As a key entry in the "Black Swamp Find," named for the region where this collection of virtually untouched E98 "Set of 30" cards was discovered, it stands as a virtually picture-perfect representation dating to the closing seasons of Wagner's playing career.

    The statements "pack fresh" and "condition rarity" to describe a century-old card in any other instance would be immediately doused as brazen hyperbole. Here we make no hesitation with such terminology, referencing colors so vibrant, borders immaculately bright and clean, impeccable surfaces, nearly flawless centering and razor corners.

    It challenges every preconceived notion experienced card collectors have developed in the hobby to believe that this card has already celebrated its centennial. In an attempt to put the outrageous scarcity of this treasure into its proper perspective, we note that prior to the Black Swamp Find, the highest graded E98 Wagner had been a PSA EX 5. Now there are four green background variations rating Mint 9, with none superior. With three of them having been welcomed proudly into new homes, this is the advanced collector's final opportunity to join that elite quartet of ownership.







    More Information: The Black Swamp Find

    Early in 2012, the most significant trading card find in hobby history emerged from a small Ohio town, neat individual player stacks of untouched cards, each banded by a short length of twine tied by a print shop employee a full century ago. Discovered in an attic in a box long forgotten beneath an ancient dollhouse, these stunningly pristine relics from the Dead Ball Era made their hobby debut in the August 2012 Platinum Night auction in Baltimore, providing the Heritage clientele with an opportunity outpacing even the most fanciful dreams of the pre-war trading card collector. Named for the damp landscape on the edge of Defiance, Ohio, where the cards served their one hundred years of solitude, the Black Swamp Find of 1910 E98's provides candy card collectors with the opportunity to add a scarce high-grade issue to their collection which was never available before. Made famous by an appearance on NBC's "The Today Show" and just about every newspaper in the United States, the Black Swamp Find arises again to tempt the uncompromising collector in this Platinum Auction.


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