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WizardsofOzzie
02-27-2007, 09:34 AM
The "Holy Grail of baseball cards," the famous 1909 Honus Wagner tobacco card once owned by hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has sold for a record-setting $2,350,000, the seller of the card said Monday.

Yowza!!! :o:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2781059&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

Nellie_Fox
02-27-2007, 12:27 PM
If only my mom hadn't thrown mine away when she cleaned the attic.

Madvora
02-27-2007, 12:37 PM
I remember this thing was like $250,000 when I was collecting cards back in 1988.

TDog
02-27-2007, 01:44 PM
I remember this thing was like $250,000 when I was collecting cards back in 1988.

Around 1970, I thought it was incredible when I read the card had been sold for around $8,000. Of course, The card has no intrinsic value. If I owned it, I would sell it before people come to their senses and realize it is just a baseball card.

ewokpelts
02-27-2007, 01:55 PM
I'm amazed that the exact card Gretzky owned has continued to sell for higher and higher ammounts. It must be literally the best graded card of all the t206 wagners.

Jason82807
02-27-2007, 09:53 PM
I guess all the money from the Dow has been diverted to purchasing this card.

itsnotrequired
02-27-2007, 10:05 PM
I guess all the money from the Dow has been diverted to purchasing this card.

Thousands of times over...

Soxfanspcu11
02-27-2007, 11:21 PM
This was Gretzky's card?

I wonder if the Gretzky family saw any money from this sale?

And if they did, I wonder how long it took Mrs. Gretzky to blow it all at the Texas Holdum table.

ewokpelts
02-28-2007, 03:05 AM
This was Gretzky's card?

I wonder if the Gretzky family saw any money from this sale?

And if they did, I wonder how long it took Mrs. Gretzky to blow it all at the Texas Holdum table.it was sold years ago...it's changed hand several times since he had it(and even then he wasnt the sole owner)

esbrechtel
03-01-2007, 11:16 AM
it seems like this card is sold every year....

SoXPriDe33
03-01-2007, 12:08 PM
Around 1970, I thought it was incredible when I read the card had been sold for around $8,000. Of course, The card has no intrinsic value. If I owned it, I would sell it before people come to their senses and realize it is just a baseball card.

I'm amazed that, that card could be crumpled up and torn apart and still get you $100,000.

TDog
03-01-2007, 01:41 PM
I'm amazed that, that card could be crumpled up and torn apart and still get you $100,000.

And if you bought it, you might be able to sell it for $200,000 in five years. Baseball cards are only pieces of cardboard. They are only worth what someone will pay for them. I would hate to be the one stuck with an overpriced card that suddenly the money people weren't interested in.

ewokpelts
03-01-2007, 02:06 PM
And if you bought it, you might be able to sell it for $200,000 in five years. Baseball cards are only pieces of cardboard. They are only worth what someone will pay for them. I would hate to be the one stuck with an overpriced card that suddenly the money people weren't interested in.there's less than 100 wagners out there....and wagner ordered his card pulled from that set.....

chaz171
03-02-2007, 02:27 PM
*shakes head in disbelief*

credefan24
03-02-2007, 02:46 PM
there's less than 100 wagners out there....and wagner ordered his card pulled from that set.....


There are actually less than 50 T206 Wagners out there. In fact, there have been rumors since the first time this card surfaced that it has either been trimmed off the top, or the card is in fact a fake. I say rumors because I personally do not have first hand knowledge as to the card's authenticity or not. I've talked to other collectors and dealers who have said they have seen the card in person, and it does not measure up in terms of height with other cards in that set, and nobody can give a straight answer as to where the card has been all these years. But like I said, these are only rumors and speculation.

It is in fantastic condition, and the very first card graded by PSA. (The company that gives a rating between 1-10 of a card's condition).
A wagner graded a 1 sold for over $175K about a year ago.