Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Walter Johnson - The Weiser (Idaho) Wonder sold on eBay

I see there has been quite a lot of action on my Walter Johnson, The Weiser Wonder, blog post. No doubt a lot of searches have been going on in the past week regarding the Johnson postcard on eBay (this link will be active for awhile but I will include the info below).

Ended: May 27, 2013 11:22:58 PDT
Winning bid: US $2,083.85
[ 27 bids ]
Shipping: $2.50 Standard Shipping
Item location: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Seller: woody64

As you see, it sold for over $2k. It went sailing right by me at about $800 as my snipe did not even get into the bidding. That's a lot more than a Steunenberg gate postcard and I thought those were getting pricey!

So who out there was the lucky winner?

To the right is my Walter Johnson card. Must be worth at least 1 cent.

Update 6/2/2013 - This 1909 card of Johnson (left), referred to as his rookie card, just sold on eBay for $6,085. I would still prefer the 1907 Weiser Wonder card, being it is Johnson's very first, that he was in Idaho playing baseball during the Haywood trial, and he provided some much needed entertainment for one Clarence Darrow.
From eBay: 1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson ROOKIE PSA 3 VG (PWCC). Among the Most Important Pre-War Issues in the Hobby.                      
Jun 02, 2013 12:22:05 PDT
Winning bid: US $6,085.00
[ 32 bids ]


Tara A. Rowe said...

I wish I was the lucky winner! Even if we pooled our money we wouldn't have reached that selling price.

Tara A. Rowe said...

Instead, I've set my sights much lower on a "Schoolboy" Rowe card from the 30s.

John T. Richards Jr. said...

So is there a Rowe connection?

Tara A. Rowe said...

Not that I am aware of, but with that nickname I can't help but find the guy intriguing. Missed the '44 & '45 seasons to the war. Was a Navy guy, if I remember correctly. Those guys who lost seasons to the war and inevitably hurt their career stats are very impressive to me.

John T. Richards Jr. said...

Thanks for the comments Tara...or I guess from now on it should be "Schoolgirl" Rowe.

Tara A. Rowe said...

Ha! Just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? I knew I should have been a pitcher!