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1909 Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $2.1 million
cn ^ | April 6, 2013: | staff reporter

Posted on 04/07/2013 6:59:44 AM PDT by Daffynition

A rare 1909 baseball card, known as the "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, has sold for a record $2.1 million, the auction house that conducted the sale said Saturday.

The 1909 card of Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop Honus Wagner was auctioned by Goldin Auctions in West Berlin, New Jersey for $2,105,770.50 to an unnamed buyer. Bidding started at $500,000 on Feb. 25.

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1 posted on 04/07/2013 6:59:45 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

WOW! If I just hadn’t stuck the thing in the spokes of my bike I be a rich man!


2 posted on 04/07/2013 7:01:21 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I’d like to get out and see some of the heritage ball games that are being played in the area these days. They play with circa 1900 rules and equipment.

Apparently its a considerably different game than we see today.


3 posted on 04/07/2013 7:04:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kartographer

Maybe our country could stop buying phony Bonds with their phony printed money and start buying baseball cards.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 7:08:36 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kartographer

I used to do the same thing in the 50s & 60s, in my 24” Schwinn, with shoeboxes packed full of BB cards from the 40s & 50s, thinking they were junk, passed-on from my uncles. Big frigging DUH on me. The remaining 50s & 60s cards I gave away to younger cousins when I went off to college.

20-20 hindsight; blessed with it all my life...


5 posted on 04/07/2013 7:16:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Kartographer

LOL.....When my 3 boys were young, we’d spend lots of time at card shows....to save myself boredom...I started to collect Carlton Fisk cards. I have the biggest collection in all of New England, I’m told. It’s worthless, I’m sure.


6 posted on 04/07/2013 7:24:17 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Venturer

Or start printing their own.


7 posted on 04/07/2013 7:24:58 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: carriage_hill
Don't worry. Be happy.


8 posted on 04/07/2013 7:29:31 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

A fool and his money.


9 posted on 04/07/2013 7:42:53 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Kartographer
WOW! If I just hadn’t stuck the thing in the spokes of my bike I be a rich man!

Yeah, I can just see that thing on your penny-farthing bicycle.

10 posted on 04/07/2013 7:56:21 AM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: bgill

I used to call ‘em *cardboard dreams.*


11 posted on 04/07/2013 8:07:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: bgill

It’s a better investment than your 401K I bet.


12 posted on 04/07/2013 8:12:15 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Daffynition

John Peter "Honus" Wagner, "The Flying Dutchman," Charter member baseball's Hall of Fame, 1936. BORN: 24 February 1874. DIED: 6 December 1955.


13 posted on 04/07/2013 8:16:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono; BluesDuke
"The Flying Dutchman"...perfect moniker.

Hey batter!

Batter!

Batter!


14 posted on 04/07/2013 8:42:26 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’d like to get out and see some of the heritage ball games...

Even better, get out and play. Heritage Base Ball is a LOT of fun.

15 posted on 04/07/2013 8:48:58 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: carriage_hill

That’s exactly why they ones that survive, especially those in excellent condition, are worth so much..it’s because the vast majority were torn, bent, and tossed away.. as a kid..we’d flip, and trade them..I could probably have put both my daughters through college if I’d kept all my cards..


16 posted on 04/07/2013 8:52:12 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: Daffynition

An ASTROS card? My, you are a youngster. “Real” baseball was when there were no divisions and each league had nine teams.


17 posted on 04/07/2013 9:03:14 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ken5050

My Dad knew a guy who worked for Topps. In the early ‘60s he used to bring home sheets of uncut baseball cards. Naturally, me and my brother would proceed to sit down at the dining room table with scissors and try to cut them as rectangularly as possible, with not a lot of success.


18 posted on 04/07/2013 9:25:23 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: carriage_hill
I used to do the same thing in the 50s & 60s, in my 24” Schwinn, with shoeboxes packed full of BB cards from the 40s & 50s, thinking they were junk, passed-on from my uncles. Big frigging DUH on me. The remaining 50s & 60s cards I gave away to younger cousins when I went off to college. 20-20 hindsight; blessed with it all my life...

Yep - chew the gum (which was usually brittle and took some chewing before it would wad up), then toss cards with friends to try to win some (bent up a lot of edges that way) and finally use them as bicycle noise makers - who'd a thunk???

19 posted on 04/07/2013 9:27:19 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
My hand-me-down bike had a square wheel...cut me some slack! I had a rough childhood! ;)


20 posted on 04/07/2013 10:09:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

wow , ya never know , huh? gReat find!

is my harmon killebrew card worth anything ? I would settle for having my boxes of old comics..


21 posted on 04/07/2013 10:42:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: cripplecreek

Here’s an 1864 take on that;

http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/3341/conan-obrien-1864-baseball


22 posted on 04/08/2013 9:53:51 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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