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A few more "almost threw away garage finds"

This is follow-up from earlier post of mine, but here are two nice cards (out of 15) that our friends saved from the dumpster several years ago when cleaning out their parents house. They didn't know what they had until the topic of baseball cards randomly came up in conversation and she let me take a peek. They were happy to learn that they are worth more than zero and had previously been stored in an envelope in a dingy garage.

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    19591959 Posts: 613 ✭✭✭

    Mabe they were in the dumpster for a reason. Reprints??????

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    HBaumHBaum Posts: 42 ✭✭

    Perhaps, but I don't think so given some other verification steps I've taken and the back story of these cards. They were not pulled from a "random dumpster". They were in a persons house for about 50 years until they were removed about 5 years ago. My friend's sibling wanted to throw them away (with a bunch of other stuff), but my friend didn't allow that to happen. But you probably don't believe that story, and that's fine since there a lot of scammers out there. I suspect they are legitimate, but they haven't been professionally authenticated so you may be right. I guess time (and PSA) will tell.

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    I’m not a baseball card collector. I’m just wondering why the horizontal tilt doesn’t match the vertical tilt?

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    HBaumHBaum Posts: 42 ✭✭

    I'm not entirely sure that that means, but this is a photograph I took with my phone and it was at a slight angle to prevent glare so maybe that's what you are referring to.

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    2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d need to see the back but the Wagner is far too grainy to be authentic IMO.

    W.C.Fields
    "I spent 50% of my money on alcohol, women, and gambling. The other half I wasted.
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    2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HBaum said:
    Perhaps, but I don't think so given some other verification steps I've taken and the back story of these cards. They were not pulled from a "random dumpster". They were in a persons house for about 50 years until they were removed about 5 years ago. My friend's sibling wanted to throw them away (with a bunch of other stuff), but my friend didn't allow that to happen. But you probably don't believe that story, and that's fine since there a lot of scammers out there. I suspect they are legitimate, but they haven't been professionally authenticated so you may be right. I guess time (and PSA) will tell.

    There were reprints 50 years ago. It’s amazing how long 50 years ago sounds but that’s only the 70’s and companies were producing entire sets of Carmel cards and T206’s. 50 years ago isn’t so long ago when it comes to baseball cards

    W.C.Fields
    "I spent 50% of my money on alcohol, women, and gambling. The other half I wasted.
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    Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 460 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 6, 2023 3:24PM

    @HBaum said:
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    Congrats! A 2.5 on a 113 year old card is awesome. How did Cy grade?

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    Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 2,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Chicago1976 said:

    @HBaum said:
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    Congrats! A 2.5 on a 113 year old card is awesome. How did Cy grade?

    Reprint. ;)

    Kiss me once, shame on you.
    Kiss me twice.....let's party.
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    Hmm...why would an envelope have an original and reprint together of different players from the same set. The reprint was more aged looking.
    Did a PSA vintage grader accidentally make a mistake?

    If not...very cool that you saved one hell of a nice card. Congratulations!

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    CakesCakes Posts: 3,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Nathaniel1960 said:

    @Chicago1976 said:

    @HBaum said:
    Update

    Congrats! A 2.5 on a 113 year old card is awesome. How did Cy grade?

    Reprint. ;)

    Did I miss something? Nathaniel isn't the OP. I hope that Cy Young graded.

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    @Cakes said:

    @Nathaniel1960 said:

    @Chicago1976 said:

    @HBaum said:
    Update

    Congrats! A 2.5 on a 113 year old card is awesome. How did Cy grade?

    Reprint. ;)

    Did I miss something? Nathaniel isn't the OP. I hope that Cy Young graded.

    No, you cleared up the confusion I just created. Thanks for the quick catch. I should read more carefully.

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    miwlvrnmiwlvrn Posts: 4,226 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HBaum said:
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    Congratulations, that's a really nice result.

    Most recent sale I'm seeing of a Blue one was a PSA 2 for 3k in December 2020 if you haven't already checked.

    https://psacard.com/auctionprices/baseball-cards/1910-e98-set-30/hans-wagner/values/2440179

    There are not any more recent sales than that one listed on ebay's Terapeak search for graded ones. 4SC is actively asking 10k for a SGC 1.5 that is in really rough shape compared to yours.

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    @miwlvrn said:

    @HBaum said:
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    Congratulations, that's a really nice result.

    Most recent sale I'm seeing of a Blue one was a PSA 2 for 3k in December 2020 if you haven't already checked.

    https://psacard.com/auctionprices/baseball-cards/1910-e98-set-30/hans-wagner/values/2440179

    There are not any more recent sales than that one listed on ebay's Terapeak search for graded ones. 4SC is actively asking 10k for a SGC 1.5 that is in really rough shape compared to yours.

    I would consign with 4SC then. Ask the same and yours will go first.

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    BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did you buy these from your friend or just get them graded so they could sell them? Either way, cool on your for stepping in and saving these two cards. Beautiful.

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    Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 2,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cakes said:

    @Nathaniel1960 said:

    @Chicago1976 said:

    @HBaum said:
    Update

    Congrats! A 2.5 on a 113 year old card is awesome. How did Cy grade?

    Reprint. ;)

    Did I miss something? Nathaniel isn't the OP. I hope that Cy Young graded.

    Congrats OP

    Kiss me once, shame on you.
    Kiss me twice.....let's party.
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    2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2dueces said:
    I’d need to see the back but the Wagner is far too grainy to be authentic IMO.

    I stand corrected. Congratulations

    W.C.Fields
    "I spent 50% of my money on alcohol, women, and gambling. The other half I wasted.
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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,092 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Impressed with the results but also in the speed in which your service was completed. If you don't mind my asking, how long start to finish and at what level?

    Mark

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