Graded vintage cards dominated the 19thCenturyOnly.com 100-lot September auction, with a Honus Wagner card leading the way, selling for almost $7,000. A distant second was a Ty Cobb card that sold for slightly more than $2,500.
The top selling Wagner card was a 1910 E90-2 American Caramel Wagner card graded GAI 3. The card is thought to be one of the most sought after of all Wagner cards next to the T206 example. The one in the auction sold for $6,975.
The Cobb card that was a distant second, was a 1914 T213 Type 2 Coupon Cobb, bat off shoulder card, which sold for $2,533. The card was graded GAI 3. Other items selling for more than $2,000 included an 1887 N172 Old Judge Buck Ewing & Mascot card graded PSA 5 ($2,220) and a 1909-11 LENOX Cobb (Portrait, red background) card graded GAI 1 ($2,018).
Five other lots in the auction sold for more than $1,000, including: a 1887 N172 Old Judge William Klusman (Denvers) card graded SGC 92 ($1,667); a 1911 T3 Turkey Red No. 19 Addie Joss card graded PSA 4 ($1,390); an 1888 N333 S.F. Hess Newsboy’s League Smith card graded PSA 4 ($1,252); an 1887 N172 Old Judge King Kelly (Boston, bat at 45 degrees “$10,000 Kelly”) ($1,071); and a 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner, blue graded SGC 10 ($1,012).