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The Holy Grail
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T206 Honus Wagner Card

Honus Wagner Auction:

Proxibid, the world’s largest, most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling high-value and specialized assets, will feature the highly controversial Cobb-Edwards 1909 Honus Wagner T206 card in a timed, online-only auction.  Online bidding will begin Monday, September 9 at 8 am Central, and will close on Monday, October 7 at 7 pm Central.

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In The Press:

The Honus Wagner T206 Piedmont back has been referred to as the “Holy Grail” by card collectors and is often mentioned as, “The Card.” Other cards with similar provenance have been sold in the open market, and all have attracted much attention as evidenced by the purchase made by Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick, for $2.8 million in 2007.

About The Card:

Date:
28 Aug 2013

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Rosette Dot Pattern Info

The Cobb/Edwards Honus Wagner T206 card is made up of the same printing method of the early 1900s post cards below. This kind of printing is called offset 4-color lithograph printing. This kind of printing was first introduced in the printing industry in 1875. Notice the same kind of print pattern on the Cobb/Edwards card [...]

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Date:
28 Aug 2013

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Factory Distribution Number

The factory distribution number is what makes the card real. Message board posts from 2002 confirm that without the factory distribution number on the back of a T206 card, the card is fake. Also take a look at this 1910 map of Pennsylvania. Notice the same factory No. 25 2d . distribution Va print on [...]

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28 Aug 2013

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Who was Honus Wagner?

Honus Wagner made his baseball debut with the Louisville Colonels in 1897 when he was just 23 years old, later joining the Pittsburg Pirates in 1900.

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Certified Authentic:

The Cobb/Edwards Honus Wagner card is a rare 1909 T206 unreleased version baseball card with a Piedmont-blue ink back. This card is among the most rare of all T206 Honus Wagner cards, be it Sweet Caporal or Piedmont back. This card is also one of the world’s most controversial baseball cards.
  • The Auction
    The Cobb/Edwards Wagner Card is still up for sale. Auction of this card or other details coming soon…
  • The Controversy
    Many have disputed the authenticity of the Honus Wagner card, but nobody can disprove the authenticity with facts.
  • The Evidence
    Because of the controversy, the Honus Wagner card went under every test imaginable. Check out the results from the experts on carbon, printing, forensics and more.