Honus Wagner signed induction day cover

30 Nov

Commemorative Crosby photo cover with a cachet honoring Wagner’s induction and the 100th anniversary of ‘America’s National Game,’ postmarked June 12, 1939, in Cooperstown, New York, signed vertically in fountain pen, “Honus Wagner, Pirates.” This particular example of his signature is indicative of his 1939-1945 style. In fine condition, with a subtle diagonal band of toning to the right side. Though he was one of the first five men elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936, it was not until the Hall’s grand opening in Cooperstown on June 12, 1939, that he was officially inducted. On top of the highly desirable postmark, this cover also features the incredibly rare raised silver ink (these covers were typically printed in purple ink), making it a truly unique piece. One of the finest Wagner signed covers we have ever encountered. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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