Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 377

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(SPORTS--BASEBALL.) Honus Wagner on the Paterson baseball team. Silver print, 12 x 16 inches, mounted on board; lightly faded, moderate edge wear, a few light scratches, dampstaining mainly visible on verso. [Paterson, NJ, 1896]

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Pittsburgh Pirates star Johannes "Honus" Wagner (1874-1955) may be best known to the general public for his million-dollar tobacco card; a century after his retirement he remains by consensus the greatest shortstop to ever play the game. Here he appears in 1896 with the Paterson Silk Weavers during his second professional season, standing third from the left in the back row. He moved up to the National League the next year. His manager Ed Barrow, seated with a bow tie, would later join Wagner in the Hall of Fame as the architect of the New York Yankees dynasty of the 1920s and 1930s.