Skip to comments.1909 Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $2.1 million
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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WOW! If I just hadn’t stuck the thing in the spokes of my bike I be a rich man!
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.
Maybe our country could stop buying phony Bonds with their phony printed money and start buying baseball cards.
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...
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.
Or start printing their own.
A fool and his money.
Yeah, I can just see that thing on your penny-farthing bicycle.
I used to call ‘em *cardboard dreams.*
It’s a better investment than your 401K I bet.
John Peter "Honus" Wagner, "The Flying Dutchman," Charter member baseball's Hall of Fame, 1936. BORN: 24 February 1874. DIED: 6 December 1955.
Even better, get out and play. Heritage Base Ball is a LOT of fun.
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..
An ASTROS card? My, you are a youngster. “Real” baseball was when there were no divisions and each league had nine teams.
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.
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???
wow , ya never know , huh? gReat find!
is my harmon killebrew card worth anything ? I would settle for having my boxes of old comics..
Here’s an 1864 take on that;
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