This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/21/2011
The E102 "Anonymous Caramel cards", including 25 subjects, is regarded as one of the most condition sensitive issues in the Baseball card world. Issued in 1908, most believe that they are one of the earliest "E" card sets ever produced. Shortly before the 1908 season, Wagner briefly retired. Starting to panic, Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss offered him $10,000 to return, making Wagner the highest paid player for many years. He returned to the Pirates early in the 1908 season, ultimately finishing two home runs short of the league's Triple Crown, while leading the league in hitting for the sixth time. The offered example is well centered with white borders and a strong image of "The Flying Dutchman", who many consider the greatest all-around player of the dead-ball era.
1908 E102 Honus Wagner SGC 40 VG 3
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