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    1911 T5 Pinkerton Honus Wagner #853 PSA Authentic - The Only PSA Graded Example! This magnificent rarity is destined to be the prize acquisition for even the more advanced vintage hobbyist or Pinkerton specialist. Pinkerton cabinets are among the most attractive, most highly sought after, and difficult to find of the 20th Century "T" class. When found, examples have been remounted, sometimes to non-original stock and the thin-paper photos show creasing. This wonderful example is all original coming to us in not just above average physical quality but exceptional visual quality as well. The one saving grace could have been that instead of just easily buying a single pack of cigarettes, Pinkerton cabinets had to be redeemed for a quantity of coupons. It was this exchange program which also explains the undeniable rarity of this series in today's marketplace. Although Wagner's T206 is and will always be the "crowning edition" of the Wagner library, this stunning treasure is in fact many, many times more scarce.

    Encapsulated PSA Authentic. One of just five total examples found on both SHGC & PSA census reports. The full sized (3-1/2" x 5-3/4") photo shows no creasing, scuffing or marring. Wrinkling normally found along the top area is non-existent. The mount shows minor corner wear. The PSA case has surface scratches that do not affect this item. The bottom of the photo portion appears hand cut. That aside, overall condition is excellent to mint. Wagner makes two T5 appearances, #853 is his "Fielding" pose while his other is a batting pose.


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    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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