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If only baseball cards weren’t so overproduced in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Does anyone know how much a box full of 1992 Ray Lankford cards are going for these days?
The most famous baseball card in the world, the Honus Wagner T206, sold for $2.1 million on Friday at the Goldin Auctions’ showcase, according to the New York Post. The card sold is the “jumbo” version because the edges are 1/16 inches larger than standard cards.
Only 50 to 100 copies of the card exist because the hall of fame shortstop had it pulled from American Tobacco Company packaging either because he didn’t want to encourage kids to smoke or because he wasn’t happy with the compensation he was receiving for the cards. If it was for the latter, imagine how Wagner would react if he learned his cards were being sold for $2 million dollars because of his decision to pull them.
The buyer of the $2.1 million card is unknown. That specific card had previously sold for $1.62 million in 2008.
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Tweet In an online auction run by Goldin auctions on Saturday morning, the rarest and most expensive baseball card in the world, the 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner card, was auctioned off for a record $2.1 million. The $2.1 million sale for the card breaks the previous record ever paid for a trading card, which was [...]
Modern day ballplayers Alex Rodriguez and even Derek Jeter have nothing on Honus Wagner.
A rare 1909-11 baseball card with Wagner featured on the front sold at auction for a whopping $2.1 million after weeks of extended bidding. The price includes a buyer's premium but was still about a third short of the $3 million the auction expected to fetch.
The item was the centerpiece...
The Honus Wagner baseball card is the most sought after card of all-time has been auction off this morning for a reported $2.1million according to Dan Good of the New York Post. It is the highest price ever paid for a card in a public sale, surpassing the $1.62 million paid for the same card back in 2008.
Wagner was a Pittsburgh Pirate and revered as one of the greatest shortstops...
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...