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High Grade E93 Standard Caramel Honus Wagner Tops $1.1 Million Auction

Topped by a high grade 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Honus Wagner that sold for over $43,000, Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities’ latest auction generated more than $1.1 million.

Standard Caramel Honus WagnerThe Wagner card was graded 8.5, one of the two highest graded examples in PSA’s Population Report.  It sold for $43,800.

Another rare pre-War card, the T206 Sherry Magie error was also offered.  The SGC 60 example brought a final price of $30,600.

A near set of graded 1954 Topps baseball cards (220 of 250), averaging nearly NM/MT 8, sold for $39,840.

There were 489 active bidders during the auction, and 261 different winning bidders. A total of 839 lots were featured, of which 834 (99.4%) sold. There were 5,731 bids placed, for an average of 6.9 bids per lot.

Other sales included:

  • Lot 184 – 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets #561 Walter Johnson SGC 50 — $21,840
  • Lot 253 – 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 — $19,440Sherry Magie T206 error card
  • Lot 283 – 1938 Goudey Complete PSA Graded Set — $17,640
  • Lot 556 – 1955 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (204 of 206) — $16,320
  • Lot 368 – 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 9 — $15,120
  • Lot 497 – 1952 Topps Baseball Complete Partial PSA Graded Set — $15,120
  • Lot 377 – 1950 Bowman Baseball Complete Set of Uncut Sheets — $13,320

The following ten lots received the most bids:

  1. Lot 18 – 1908-09 Rose Company Postcard Honus Wagner PSA AUTHENTIC — 50 bids
  2. Lot 377 – 1950 Bowman Baseball Complete Set of Uncut Sheets — 42 bids
  3. Lot 556 – 1955 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (204 of 206) — 41 bids
  4. Lot 821 – 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA 5.5 — 40 bids
  5. Lot 791 – 1948 Leaf Football Complete Partial PSA Graded Set — 38 bids
  6. Lot 820 – 1948 Bowman Basketball #66 Jim Pollard PSA 9 — 36 bids
  7. Lot 822 – 1948 Bowman Basketball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (70 of 72) — 33 bids
  8. Lot 685 – 1958 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (487 of 494) — 33 bids
  9. Lot 567 – 1956 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Near Set (336 of 340) — 32 bids
  10. Lot 367 – 1948 Leaf Baseball Complete Partial PSA Graded Set — 30 bids

Pre-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 1 – 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Adrian C. Anson PSA 8 at $11,160, Lot 2 – 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Mike Kelly PSA 8 at $7080, Lot 18 – 1908-09 Rose Company Postcard Honus Wagner PSA AUTHENTIC at $8910, Lot 42 – 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Green Portrait, Sweet Caporal 150 – Factory No. 30 Reverse) PSA 4 at $3420, Lot 44 – 1909-11 T206 Kid Elberfeld (Washington – Portrait, Sweet Caporal 350 – Factory No. 25 Reverse) PSA 6 at $3180, Lot 55 – 1909-11 T206 Rube Waddell (Throwing, Sovereign 350 Dark Green Reverse) PSA 6 at $1950, Lot 78 – 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Eddie Plank PSA 6.5 at $4110, Lot 151 – 1912 T202 Evers Makes a Safe Slide – Archer / Overall PSA 6 at $2550, Lot 182 – 1912 T202 Too Late for Devlin – Devlin (Rustlers) / Mathewson PSA 6 at $2790, Lot 184 – 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets #561 Walter Johnson SGC 50 at $21,840, Lot 185 – 1913 M101-3 Sporting News Ty Cobb SGC 70 at $6600, Lot 246 – 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth PSA 6 at $9240, Lot 253 – 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA 8 at $19,440, Lot 282 – 1938 Goudey #274 Joe Dimaggio PSA 7.5 at $7320, and Lot 342 – 1941 Play Ball #54 Pee Wee Reese PSA 8.5 at $4560.

Post-War Baseball Highlights include: Lot 368 – 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 9 at $15,120, Lot 375 – 1949 Bowman #224 Satchell Paige PSA 8 at $4080, Lot 377 – 1950 Bowman Complete Set of Uncut Sheets at $13,320, Lot 557 – 1955 Topps #34 Wayne Terwilliger PSA 9 at $2430, Lot 565 – 1956 Topps #164 Harmon Killebrew (Gray Back) PSA 9 at $5460, Lot 596 – 1957 Topps #95 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $10,680, Lot 645 – 1958 Topps #47 Roger Maris PSA 9 at $8040, Lot 674 – 1958 Topps #397 Tigers Team (Numerical List) PSA 8 at $6750, Lot 677 – 1958 Topps #428 Redlegs Team (Numerical List) PSA 9 at $6510, Lot 692 – 1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski PSA 9 at $5880, Lot 696 – 1960 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5 at $3270, Lot 710 – 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 9 at $3720, and Lot 719 – 1964 Topps #237 Cubs Team PSA 10 at $2670.

Other Sports Highlights include: Lot 790 – 1935 National Chicle #22 Shipwreck Kelley PSA 9 at $4380, Lot 820 – 1948 Bowman Basketball #66 Jim Pollard PSA 9 at $8520, Lot 821 – 1948 Bowman Basketball #69 George Mikan PSA 5.5 at $5460, and Lot 823 – 1986 Fleer Basketball #57 Michael Jordan PSA 10 at $8280.

GBSR’s next auction is scheduled for Spring 2013.

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