Honus Wagner 1940s Matchbook Promoting His Pittsburgh Sporting Goods Store.
Lot 44. Honus Wagner 1940s Matchbook Promoting His Pittsburgh Sporting Goods Store. All of the matches remain in this 3 3/8” x 4 ¼” book of matches with Wagner’s image on the cover and a drawing of Forbes Field in the background. The inside of the cover presents information on Wagner’s Hall of Fame career. With fellow-Pirate Pie Traynor, Wagner opened the Pittsburgh store in 1919. Beginning in 1928, other owners operated the store, although Wagner’s name remained until the store closed in 2011. The front of the matchbook is ex. Two indentations and a crease are visible on the back. Winning Bid $83.