Real or reprint – YOU be the judge

27 02 2008

This video is very interesting but there is no way you are going to just happen to find a Honus Wagner T-209 in your house, tucked neatly in an envelope. Also, it only sold for $25,000 in cash (!) and $25,000 worth in sports cards. Is it a reprint?

After doing some research, it appears that Ray attempted to sell the Wagner card in an auction in late 2007 but did not unload what appears to be a 1970’s reprint of the Wagner card. So , what’s the verdict, baseball card experts; real or reprint? The world may never know…


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27 02 2008
Fakehorsemuffins

Im going to have to go with no on this one..this is one of the cards in the world that isnt real to me unless it is been looked at by psa or bgs ect..and 50k is a very low price, i only hope that he can aford to lose the money that he put into this

27 02 2008
jasonhartigan

it wasn’t even the right back!!!! oh, education is far cheaper than ignorance.

27 02 2008
Rob

If you look at the comments on YouTube, there is a telling comment from someone who sounds like they know what they’re talking about. Apparently the 1909 can only be found with a “Sweet Caporal 150” back or a “Piedmont 150” back. This one has a “Piedmont 350-460” back, which means it’s 1911 if he’s lucky. The commenter goes on to say that he believes it’s one of the common reprints available in the 90s.

28 02 2008
cardjunk

Yep, wrong back. Like Rob said, the 350-460 would date it much later than the original ones were issued. Plus the provenance is decidedly dodgy. Found in an envelope in an old house? Gotta have more details than that.

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