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The superb Pittsburgh Pirates' shortstop, nicknamed the "Flying Dutchman" for his speed, was an astounding player who played in the National League from 1897 to 1917.
One of the original inductees to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Wagner finished his career with a total of 722 steals and a lifetime batting average of .329. After he retired he had more hits, runs, RBI, doubles, triples, games and steals than any other player at the time.
The legendary Babe Ruth once described Wagner's astounding skills:
"At shortstop there is only one candidate, the immortal Honus Wagner. He was just head and shoulders above anyone else in that position. Fellows like Marion, Bancroft, Peck and Billy Jurges were all great fielders. But Honus could more than out-field all of them. He was perhaps the greatest right-handed hitter of all time. He had remarkably long arms, hams for hands, and just drew the ball to him. Ed Barrow once told me he could have been as good in any position but he made his greatest name as shortstop. He led the National League seven times at bat and he was always up with the leaders when he was in his forties."
One of the nation’s largest online auctions of highly prized sports memorabilia and cards is underway.
The SCP Auction is featuring valuable items from many CMG legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Roy Campanella, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Knute Rockne, Jim Thorpe, and Honus Wagner.
Some of the coveted items include: a flawlessly penned single-signed Babe Ruth baseball; a bat used by the "Georgia Peach" himself, Ty Cobb; a very rare bat used by Walter Johnson; an exceptional 1952 World Series bat used by Roy Campanella; a very rare key card from the 1910 Ju Ju Drum Candy issue, featuring Ty Cobb; an exquisite Lou Gehrig 1930s autographed photograph by George Burke; an eye appealing rookie card of legendary Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Famer, Jackie Robinson; a Notre Dame football signed by legendary coach, Knute Rockne; a beautiful Jim Thorpe trading card from the 1955 Topps All American football series; and a signed check by Honus Wagner.
The SCP Auction will run Thursday February 4th. To learn more about the auction and to bid on some of the most desirable sports memorabilia click here.