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PSA 1 1909 T206 Honus Wagner Sells for More Than $400,000

PSA 1 1909 T206 Honus Wagner Sells for More Than $400,000

A decent house or a beat up but legendary piece of cardboard? This weekend, the cardboard won out in one instance. A PSA 1 1909 T206 Honus Wagner, which has been dubbed the "Chesapeake Wagner," sold for $403,664.

PSA 1 1909 T206 Honus Wagner Sells for More Than $400,000 1

The card was part of SCP Auctions' Fall Premier. It topped all sales, which totaled $3.9 million spread over 1,150 lots.

The T206 Honus Wagner was recently discovered in a private collection and was graded by PSA over the summer.

"Unveiling a fresh T206 Honus Wagner card is a dream scenario for any hobby professional," said SCP Auctions Vice President Dan Imler in a press release. "Its winning bid only lends credence to its already legendary status."

Other highlights in the auction include a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle for $268,664, and a game-used Jackie Robinson bat from his 1949 MVP season that finished just shy of $202,000.

Although the $400,000-plus for the T206 Honus Wagner is high, it's far from the record. The most famous version of the card, the "Gretzky Wagner," went for $2.8 million in 2007. Although the card is graded PSA 8, memorabilia dealer Bill Mastro admitted in October, 2013 to trimming it.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments


To Ryan,

Thank you and your team for working on getting this article out on CBC. I always look forward to all your reviews and or trivia.

This iconic piece of history needs no introduction. I actually have seen one up close at the National Card Show this past August in Cleveland, Ohio at the IX Center. What a treat it was, I even took photos of it. You can imagine how excited I was, most collectors never ever get to see one up close.

Thank you,

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