Honus Wagner pushes $1 million mark in Robert Edward Auction
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.
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