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    1911 M110 Sporting Life Honus "Hans" Wagner PSA EX 5 - The Highest Graded Example! 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. Usually, his status is a close second only to the great Ty Cobb within a card issue. In a set no stranger to HoF appearances, Wagner takes his moment in the sun that "Hans" so richly deserves. Honus Wagner may not have wanted tobacco users to pursue his image but thankfully he had no quarrel with reading. While the T206 legend is fueled on a belief that is it among the more scarce card in the hobby, that is without question when it comes to his M110 Sporting Life cabinet premium which after more than a century has proven to be among the rarest of the rare Wagner collectibles. Like the fabled T206 series, those who venture away from the tobacco genre find a comparable mystique about them dating back from the earliest days of the hobby.

    The approx. 5-5/8" x 7" premiums are regarded among the finest looking premiums of the time and who could have not been impressed by the commanding presence of the great "Flying Dutchman" about to add to his 3,420 hits. If this were any M110 of Wagner we would be pleased to offer it to our clients but this is not just any example. Currently, PSA has rated seven Wagner cabinets. Graded PSA EX 5, this card is the highest graded copy according to both SGC and PSA census reports! The treasured piece has survived very nicely and we find nothing to contradict the PSA assessment. A condition rarity as well, we find that for the entire series there is only one copy rated higher and three others earning an excellent review. An imposing collectible and a truly inspiring addition to any vintage card collection or Wagner specialist.


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    May, 2015
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