Summer, 2015 Premier Auction - Closes August 8, 2015
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Consisting of actual photographs affixed to cardboard mounts, the T5 Pinkerton cabinets are among the only cabinet-style cards issued in the era that are actually true cabinets.  Similar to N173 Old Judges in distribution style, the Pinkertons were distributed by the tobacco company in exchange for coupons found in packs of cigarettes.  The set is massive and impossible to complete, even today lacking a complete checklist to identify how many cabinets were issued.

Presented here is a lovely example of one of the set's two known cards of Honus Wagner.  Of course much has been made of Wagner's eventual exclusion from the T206 set, the legend being that Wagner requested his image be removed from the set due to his unwillingness to be associated with tobacco products.  The T5 issue stands in stark contrast to that legend, as two different Wagner poses are known to exist, and despite the card's exceptional rarity, no information exists that would indicate that Wagner made any sort of request of the Pinkerton company to remove his image from their set.

The card itself has been graded AUTHENTIC by PSA, as have all the other T5 Pinkertons they have graded (they do not assign numerical grades to this issue).  The card is simply wonderful, however, with very little wear to the attractive mount and a clean, unblemished image with a slight trim or miscut at the bottom border of the photo itself.  Naturally wavy left and right edges are a result of the process of attaching the photo to its mount, which is is clean and bright.  One of the rarest and most desirable of all the Wagner cards which, save for the "big" Wagner, would serve as an excellent centerpiece of any Wagner collection.

Population Data
PSA Population: 1 graded
SGC Population: 4 total graded, 0 at this level, 4 higher

Splendid 1911 T5 Pinkerton #853 Honus Wagner (HOF) - PSA ASplendid 1911 T5 Pinkerton #853 Honus Wagner (HOF) - PSA A
Splendid 1911 T5 Pinkerton #853 Honus Wagner (HOF) - PSA A
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $9,000
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
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