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    1910 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner SGC 50 VG/EX 4. While the issue may not be familiar to the casual collector, the image most assuredly is. It's an artful reimagining of Carl Horner's definitive photographic portrait, the same image utilized for the creation of the short-printed T206 tobacco card which serves as the hobby's most coveted and valuable cardboard. Though the Tip Top issue has never achieved the pronounced level of fame that the industry's leading tobacco set enjoys, it's a strong contender in considerations of scarcity, aesthetics and historical import.

    Just twenty-five Tip Top Wagners have found a home in an SGC capsule as of the writing of this auction copy, with only five outpacing the offered specimen's solid rating. The rather flimsy paper stock utilized in this set's creation is largely to blame for the scarcity and condition issues, but we find none of the typical creasing and tearing here that plagues the decimated surviving population. Typical corner wear and an upper left corner bend appear to be the main factors in the assessed grade.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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