Dean's Cards has just acquired a very rare Honus Wagner W600 Card. This card is currently for sale at DeansCards.com.
|W600 Honus Wagner in uniform|
In the W600 set, Honus Wagner had two cards. One card, released in 1902, shows Wagner in his street clothes. The other card from 1905 shows Wagner in his Pirates uniform. Although the street clothes card has fewer existing examples, the 1905 uniform card is in higher demand. At the time that W600 set was being printed, Honus Wagner was one of the most successful and popular players in baseball. Despite the fact that Wagner’s entire career was played in the “dead ball era”, he was known for his impressive hitting prowess. Unbelievably, he was the National League batting champion eight times in eleven years between 1900 and 1911 and finished his career with a lifetime batting average of 0.327. The Pirates team in the early part of the century also found success behind their star shortstop. They won the NL pennant in 1903 and then beat the Tigers in 1909 to win the World Series. Wagner retired in 1917 and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1936 as one of its first five members.
Wagner’s W600 cabinet is one of the rarest cards ever to be sold on DeansCards.com and we hope that you enjoy our take on this unique card.