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07-28-2007, 02:25 PM
Posted By: <b>Russ Bright</b><p>Hey everyone, I posted this on the main board, and hopefully I can get some help in the VALUE department, Wagner plus Traynor and a few other autographs - I want it insured and have NO IDEA what it's worth -<br /><br />SO I finally have MY pickup of the century - 1935 Who's Who in Baseball - for anyone who hasn't seen one - i have included scans - it's history, writeups of every player on a specific team, in this case for 1935 - so there are pages on Ruth, Gehrig, Walter Johnson and Honus Wagner, and MANY MANY more - 112 pages...<br /><br /><img src="http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/ambrosia2_2006/wagnerbook063.jpg"><br /><br />Oh yeah, did I mention it was autographed by Honus Wagner?<br /><br /><img src="http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/ambrosia2_2006/wagnerbook062.jpg"><br /><br />I had a thread about this about a month ago when I won it - and wondering about the authenticity - the auction I won it from never mentioned, but it had been Authenticated by James Spense (PSA/DNA) - and the Wagner autograph has been graded a 9-10<br /><br /><img src="http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/ambrosia2_2006/wagnerbook061.jpg"><br /><br />I severely underpaid I know, and STILL have no idea what it's worth - anyone with something comprable and a good idea of value please e-mail me offlist - thanks!<br /><br />Russ

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07-28-2007, 02:36 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan</b><p>Very nice item !!!<br />Very underappreciated, sort of like the band Ambrosia. <img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14>

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07-28-2007, 03:29 PM
Posted By: <b>Jon Canfield</b><p>Russ,<br /><br />Maybe others will disagree but I would say value is around the $1000-$1200 range. Recently, I purchased a Wagner signed letter and envelope combo that was originally sold in his "estate" sale from Carnagie, PA years ago. I paid $700 for it and then another $100 for authentication.

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07-28-2007, 03:46 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>I don't know, but Jon's estimation sounds fair, perhaps a bit high. A mint PSA holdered cut would probably sell for a few hundred or more. I once sold a Pie Traynor signed index card for over $100. Also, all your signatures are vintage, which increases the value. A Pie Traynor autograph from 1935 is worth more than one twenty years later in ball point. Obviously, that yours came with the PSA/DNA LOA save you some money on authentication fees.

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07-28-2007, 04:45 PM
Posted By: <b>Rhys</b><p>It is worth about $1000. If might go for more in a bigger auction and probably less on ebay but that is a good estimate of the market value. <br /><br />Rhys Yeakley

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07-28-2007, 05:50 PM
Posted By: <b>Russ Bright</b><p>Thanks for all the input so far - a follow up question, then - does anyone HAVE a copy of the auction catalog from when this was auctioned originally? Slater's Provenance Auction ending June 19th 2003? I found a couple copies of the catalog online for sale, but if anyone had one i thought it would be a cool companion piece OR just nice to know more about where it came from.<br /><br />thanks again!<br /><br />Russ<br /><br />p.s. Alan, Ambrosia has been one of my favorite bands for close to 15 years (since i discovered them) I actually got to meet all the members before David pack left on a recent tour - killer show... lol...

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07-28-2007, 07:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Russ<br /><br />Nice book. <br /><br />I have a copy of the 1935 Who's Who dust jacket, which I'll try and remember to post tonight<br /><br />Max