Goodwin & Company Auction off to Hot Start Featuring – T206 Wagner, Sherry Magie, and Eddie Plank

Goodwin & Company’s current auction is open for bidding and closes April 19, 2012. To see the Wagner (Current bid over $350,000) , Plank (Current bid over $70,000), and McGee cards, along with the other 520 cards from the T206 set, and to register to bid in the Goodwin & Company auction, visit goodwinandco.com

523 Cards Featuring Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson
Within this auction’s 523 lots lies baseball’s most valuable relic, the Holy Grail of collecting, the legendary Honus Wagner T206 portrait. This magnificent VG 3 of Wagner is one of only 42 examples graded by SGC and PSA combined, with a mere five Wagners grading higher, and only the Gretzky/McNall card scoring above an EX 5.

In addition to the Wagner card is perhaps the rarest and most magnificent Eddie Plank on record, scoring an EX+ 5.5. Boasting a virtually never seen Piedmont 150 reverse, this Plank example is the only Piedmont 150 believed to have actually seen the inside of a cigarette pack, with the only other known examples coming from a printer’s sheet. Beyond its rare back, the particular T206 Eddie Plank features astonishingly bright blues and explosive colors, as opposed to most know cards of “Gettysburg Eddie,” which appear faded and washed out.

The other great T206 rarity of the set, the Sherry Magie (Magee) error card is a stunning EX/NM 6. This treasured trinity of cards, represents the pinnacle of baseball cards. They are rarely seen publicly together and particularly not at auction.

For all of us at Goodwin & Company, it is our distinct pleasure to present the Wagner, Plank and Magie cards, in addition to the remainder of baseball’s most significant and historic offering. Look carefully at every name and image. These were men who worked jobs in the off-season, who played for both the love of the game and survival, and who considered themselves “ball players” rather than professional athletes. Marvel at the art, the beauty and the simplicity of style displayed in every card. Study the sweaters and gloves and symbols of the game. Examine the names on every card and consider how they reflect the immigrant character of America as the nation opened its doors to the world. And last but certainly not least, take home a treasured heirloom to be passed down for generations, so that your children and grandchildren will always remember a time when baseball was young.

News by Company & Category

Featured Auctions

(*) Indicates Auction in Progress
(*) Heritage Sports: May 31 - June 22
(*) 44 & More Auctions: May 20 - June 23
(*) The Collector Connection: June 5 - June 23
(*) Greg Morris Marketplace: June 10 - June 23
(*) Icons Auctions: June 18 - June 23
(*) Pristine Auction: June 17- June 23
(*) PWCC Marketplace: June 13 - June 23
(*) Queen City Cards: May 25 - June 23
(*) REA: June 13 - June 23
(*) Classic Auctions: May 31 - June 25
(*) MeiGray Auctions: June 1 - June 25-27
(*) Auction of Champions: June 20 - June 26
(*) University Archives: June 6 - June 26
(*) Eaton & Brennan Auctions: June 13 - June 27
(*) Goldin: June 18 - June 27
(*) Sirius Sports Cards: June 17 - June 27
(*) Sterling Sports Auctions: June 13 - June 27
(*) Goldin: June 14 - June 29
(*) Lelands: June 9 - June 29
(*) 44 & More Auctions: May 26 - June 30
(*) Fat Apple Auctions: June 14 - June 30
(*) Greg Morris Marketplace: June 17 - June 30
Icons Auctions: June 24 - June 30
(*) Pristine Auction: June 1- June 30
(*) PWCC Marketplace: June 20 - June 30
(*) Queen City Cards: June 5 - June 30
(*) Fanatics Auctions: June 18 - July 1
(*) MeiGray Auctions: June 13 - July 2
(*) Alt Liquid Auctions: June 21 - July 4
Goldin: June 25 - July 4
Iconic Auctions: June 29 - July 6
MEARS Auctions: June 28 - July 6
(*) MeiGray Auctions: June 17 - July 8-9
(*) Clean Sweep Auctions: June 13 - July 10
(*) RR Auction: June 21 - July 10
Goldin: July 2 - July 11
(*) MeiGray Auctions: June 17 - July 11
Sirius Sports Cards: July 1 - July 11
(*) Heritage Sports: June 21 - July 12-13
The Collector Connection: July 13 - July 13
(*) Goldin: June 12 - July 13
Infinite Auctions: June 22 - July 13
Fanatics Auctions: July 2 - July 15
Alt Liquid Auctions: July 5 - July 18
(*) RR Auction: June 18 - July 18
Goldin: July 3 - July 20
Sirius Sports Cards: July 15 - July 25
Iconic Auctions: July 17 - July 27
Pristine Auction: July 1 - July 28
Fanatics Auctions: July 16 - July 29
Eaton & Brennan Auctions: July 17 - July 31
2024 Full Auction Schedule