Wayne Gretzky Honus Wagner Baseball Card
In january 2008 a man living in the southeast us.
Wayne gretzky honus wagner baseball card. Among those cards was a honus wagner card a card not in the best of shape and receiving a low grade but still expected to sell for at least 100000. Belonging to the brother of sister virginia muller he left all his possessions to the baltimore based school sisters of notre dame convent. Wayne gretzky owned originally owned the famous t206 honus wagner baseball card that sold for 28 million in 2007. In 1991 national hockey league player wayne gretzky purchased a mint condition 1909 t206 honus wager baseball card with a piedmont cigarette brand back at a sothebys auction.
The card became known as the gretzky t206 wagner to the public. Discovered 550 old baseball cards in his attic all from the legendary 1909 1911 t206 series issued by american tobacco. The story of the t206 honus wagner baseball card continues in 2010 the fabled t206 honus wagner card once again gained national notoriety when a new card was found. The t206 honus wagner card is quite simply in a league of its own and a mere pipe dream for millions of collectors.
It was sold in february 2007 for 2350000. Gretzky t206 honus wagner. Wayne gretzky and bruce mcnall bought the t206 honus wagner card in 1991 for. Its the holy grail of baseball cards.
Its the most valuable baseball card ever sold. The doctoring of the 28 million gretzky honus wagner card is boosting the unaltered jumbo wagner now up for auction. But in the bizarre world of sports collectibles that allegation might have made the t206 honus wagner card once owned by nhl star wayne gretzky even more valuable.