1909-1911 T206 Honus Wagner Card

1909-1911 T206 Honus Wagner Card

Honus Wagner Card

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Categories
Cards
Location
New York, NY
Offering Date
December 31, 2019
Target Raise
-$520K
Year
1909
Security Price
$52
Deal Notes

Rarity 1 OF ~60 KNOWN TO EXIST

Sport
Baseball
Professional League
Major League Baseball (MLB)
Team
Pittsburgh Pirates
Player
Honus Wagner
Year / Season
1909-11
Memorabilia Type
T206 Series Trading Card
Variation
Sweet Caporal 150 Series Back
Manufacturer
American Tobacco Company (Sweet Caporal Brand)
Rarity
1 of ~60 known to exist
Provenance
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Authentication
SGC 1277779-001
Grade
AUTHENTIC

Company Description

In 1909, the American Tobacco Company began to include baseball cards with its cigarette packs as a promotional item. The T206 series included 524 players, 76 of whom would go on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner, widely considered to be the greatest player in baseball at that time, objected to the use of his image shortly after production began. As a result, the company only released around 60 copies of the card. Over one hundred years later, the scarcity and rich history of the T206 Honus Wagner has truly made it the “holy grail” of card collecting.

Key Deal Facts

Over the past century, the story and lore have become just as important as the card itself. No matter the condition, if a T206 Wagner is authentic, it commands huge prices.”
— BECKETT | OCTOBER 2016

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