Extremely bold fountain pen signature, “Honus Wagner,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. In fine condition. A choice example from late in the shortstop’s life. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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Official Spalding National League (Frick) baseball signed in fountain pen on the sweet spot. In very good condition, with scattered surface loss affecting portions of the signature, overall toning and soiling, rubbing obscuring areas of the league and maker stamps, and a light coat of shellac; despite these blemishes, it is a very presentable and boldly signed example of the sought-after single-signed format. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.
Vintage pencil signatures of Wagner and 13 members of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers (circa 1933–1934) on both sides of an off-white 4.5 x 6.75 album page. Signers include: “J. Honus Wagner,” L[loyd] Waner, P[aul] Waner, Pie Traynor, A[rky] Vaughan, Vic Sorrell, Frank Doljack, Larry French, Floyd Young, Harlin Pool, and Buzzy Wares. In fine condition, with some mild edge toning. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
One of the Hall of Fame’s five original inductees in 1936, Wagner combined rare offensive and defensive excellence throughout a 21-year career. He was also was the first baseball player to have his signature branded into a Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of an older Wagner in his Pirates uniform preparing a wad of chewing tobacco for himself, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to noted collector Lionel Aucoin, “With best wishes to Lionel from Honus Wagner Pirates 49.” Some scattered light creases, mainly to background, otherwise fine condition. A great photo from Wagner’s time as a Pirate’s hitting instructor.