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    1915 Cracker Jack Honus Wagner #68 PSA NM-MT 8. "There is something Lincolnesque about him," Pulitzer Prize-winning sports journalist Arthur Daley once wrote, "his rugged homeliness, his simplicity, his integrity, and his true nobility of character." Hall of Fame manager John McGraw considered him the greatest ballplayer of all time, and Ty Cobb recalled him as the one man he couldn't intimidate. He claimed eight National League batting titles and led the Senior Circuit five times in base thefts while earning a reputation as the greatest defensive shortstop of the early twentieth century.

    So there's little doubt that the youngster who fished the presented relic from a box of Cracker Jacks was pleased with his find, and the spectacular physical condition that it enjoys after a full century of existence suggests careful curatorship. Many cards from this issue were doomed from the start, stained by the sticky confection, but this model is free of any such distractions. Corners are razor-sharp, and the bright colors that make this issue a fan favorite are not dimmed by the passing decades. One wonders if a slight shift to the right might have made a trio of the Mint 9 rankings.


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    July, 2015
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