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    1910 E98 "Set of 30" Honus Wagner, Red "Black Swamp Find" SGC 88 NM/MT 8 - The Only NM/MT Red Background. Certain collecting goals within this hobby have been up until 2012 a close to impossible proposition. Before this once-in-a-lifetime find of cards that emerged from an area once nothing more than a watery section of earth, less than a handful of career contemporary Wagner cards have managed to survive to earn assessments at the highest grade levels. Today, "Owning a Honus Wagner card in Mint or NM/MT condition" is now an actual possibility. Few would argue having a vintage Wagner like this is nothing short of the centerpiece of ones' collection. Second only to the great Ty Cobb in value 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. As is characteristic of the "Black Swamp" find of E98 Caramel cards, this one is close to pristine. The colors are so vibrant it's tough to believe that this card celebrated its centennial two years ago. Only under magnification does one discern any hint of corner tip wear that affects just the outer tips of two corners. Graded SGC 88 NM/MT, the only card at this grade level with a handful grading higher. Despite being over a century old is card appears to have just been printed yesterday.

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