Rare Honus Wagner Baseball Card Sells For $1.3 Million
A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card, widely considered the rarest and most valuable ever, sold this weekend for $1.32 million, according to Beckett.
Wagner cards are extremely rare, with an estimated 50 to 200 ever produced, and even less known to still exist.
Due to the rarity, often times the discovered cards have stories behind them. According to the auction site, this particular Wagner card is known as the "Oceanside Wagner", because it "was entirely unknown to the modern collecting world for nearly a century until it was discovered in the basement of an Oceanside, New York, home in 2008 alongside hundreds of other 1910-era tobacco cards."
Other well-known T206 Wagners include "The Gretzky-McNall Wagner," which the auction site calls "the most valuable and famous card in the world," and "The All-Star Cafe Wagner," which was once owned by Charlie Sheen and displayed at the All-Star Cafe in New York, where it was stolen by employees and replaced with a color copy before being recovered by the FBI.