If you know anything about baseball cards, you know that THE baseball card is the 1909 Honus Wagner card. It's to baseball cards what Maria Sharapova is to thighs.
Well, the card of the Hall of Famer was released in cigarette packs by American Tobacco Co., and is incredibly rare. It's believed that there are only 60 of these cards still in existence.
And one of those cards sold for $1.2 million today in an online auction:
Source: Chicago Tribune
A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card sold for $1.2 million on Friday.
A New Jersey man was the highest of 14 bidders in the online auction.
"I am actually thrilled," said Bill Goodwin, a suburban St. Louis collectibles dealer who ran the online auction that began March 27 and ended early Friday.
"You know you always want to get a little more, but we did well. The final sale price is about $300,000 more than that of the last Wagner" of similar physical condition, Goodwin told stltoday.com.
Goodwin said the buyer is a New Jersey resident.
While $1.2 million seems like an insane price (and hey, it is) for a baseball card, the highest-graded Wagner card sold for over twice that in 2011, when Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick shelled out $2.8 million for it. Oh to be ridiculously rich.
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