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Wagner Postcard 1

He belonged to Pittsburgh, but folks in Paterson, NJ looked at Honus Wagner like one of their own.  Playing for the minor league Paterson Silk Weavers in 1896 and ’97, the Carnegie, PA resident honed his game to a big league level. When his long and storied major league career was winding to a close 20 years later, Wagner and the Pirates returned to Paterson one last time for “Honus Wagner Day”.  Now, a one-of-a-kind advertising card of Wagner, dating to that 1917 visit, is on the auction block.