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    1910 E98 "Set of 30" Honus Wagner (Green) PSA Mint 9 - Black Swamp Find. 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.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. One of just four examples from the find to grade Mint. There were none rated higher before (the best was a lone EX 5) and certainly there may never be another. The statements "pack fresh" and "condition rarity" to describe a century-old card in any other instance would be immediately doused as brazen hyperbole. It challenges every preconceived notion experienced card collectors have developed in the hobby to believe that this card has already celebrated its centennial.


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