Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The value of a Honus Wagner baseball card not only continues to hold its value, but it continues to improve. The Holy Grail of baseball cards, the 1909 T206 Wagner, sold at auction on Friday for $2.1 million. The card of 50-100 copies to believed to be in exsitence. The legend behind the card of one of baseball’s first superstars is that Wagner demanded his card removed from packaging. Before we all began collecting baseball cards and stale stick of bubble gum, cards were sold with cigarettes. It is believed that Wagner either didn’t want his card sold to kids with the tobacco product, or he was ticked off that the American Tobacco Company was making money off his image and he wasn’t being compensated. We are inclined to believe the latter, after all, the dangers of tobacco certainly weren’t known back in early 1900′s like they are now. The card sold at auction is known as a ‘Jumbo’ edition, 1/16th of an inch larger than the standard card. There is no known controversy surrounding this edition like the one that is most notoriously known as “Gretzky’s T206 Wagner.” NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky purchased a card back in [...]
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