Honus Wagner pushes $1 million mark in Robert Edward Auction

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Wagner

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

It’s the hobby’s biggest card and it’s in one of the year’s biggest auctions.

Naturally, the bidding is already a big deal, too.

It’s a PSA 3 copy of the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner and it’s part of the annual Robert Edward Auctions sale that’s active now and runs until April 25. It sits at $950,000 — excluding a 20-percent buyer’s premium that will put the card over the $1 million mark.

The card carries a Sweet Caporal back.

Last fall, a PSA 1 Wagner with the same back but much more damage sold for $403,664, while Goodwin & Co. sold an SGC 40 for $1.23 million on April 20, 2012. A PSAA 5 (MC) copy of the card set the high bar recently with a $2.1 million sale in 2013.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrisolds2009.

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6 comments

  1. Zeprock 13 April, 2015 at 11:20

    I have reprints of that card in much nicer shape. Works for me. If I had that card, I’d sell it and keep the much nicer reprint in my collection.

  2. David 14 April, 2015 at 13:46

    People paying those prices aren’t even buying it like we would cards we collect. It’s a conversation piece or art to them, etc. I’d rather have the babe ruth too. I’d also rather have a bgs 10 fleer jordan rc, a 97’98 jordan game jersey auto, etc. Something for everyone I guess. That’s why the hobby is awesome.

  3. Jonathan W. Iwanski 19 April, 2015 at 19:51

    With that type of money, I’d hunt down beautiful RCs of my top 10 players: Ernie Banks, Dick Butkus, George Halas, Sid Luckman, George McAfee, Stan Mikita, Bronko Nagurski, Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, and Clyde “Bulldog” Turner. I don’t have any of their RCs now, but with $1,000,000 in my pocket, I’d manage to get them.

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