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Honus Wagner card might sell for $1.5 million

Mar 26, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

Honus Wagner card

Every few years a Honus Wagner T206 card comes on the market. And every time one does, I link to a story about it because I collected baseball cards when I was a kid and always thought about how I might one day find one under the arm rest of an old car or something. Assuming they had armrests. Whatever:

A suburban St. Louis man who has been in the collectibles business for a quarter of a century, says the 102-year-old baseball card he’s putting up for auction starting Tuesday is about as good as it gets.

Bill Goodwin expects the 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card – one of the most sought-after sports collectibles in the world – to fetch at least $1 million, and perhaps as much as $1.5 million, in the online auction.

They’ve gone for as high as $2.8 million, so apparently this one has a crease in it or some such.  Probably happened while under the arm rest of that old car.

 

  1. powder29 - Mar 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Read a really interested book centered around the Honus Wagner T206 card called, The Card: Collectors, Con Men, and the True Story of History’s Most Desired Baseball Card.

    Would recommend it to anyone who ever collected baseball cards.

  2. natstowngreg - Mar 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Probably worth a mere $1.5 million because a human hand actually touched it once.

    Dunno, I just can’t cope with the idea of kids collecting cards, then keeping them from human contact to maximize their value. Baseball cards are meant to be flipped and traded and skipped and put in spokes of bikes.

    • losangelasbasketball - Mar 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

      started collecting in the 90’s… whenever i saw a card from the 70’s, I thought it was worth a million dollars.. then i would check the beckett monthly and it was usually worth 10 cents…

  3. hushbrother - Mar 26, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    *cough* waste of money

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