A Honus Wagner card graded "excellent" sold at Goldin Auctions in New Jersey for $2,105,770.50, the highest price ever paid for a baseball card offered at auction. Fewer than 200 were issued before Wagner asked that production be stopped, perhaps because he did not want to be part of a cigarette promotion. Fewer than 50 of the 1909-1911 T206 Wagner cards are known, and this one may be in the best condition. The April 6, 2013, auction was a huge success, setting 30 record prices for baseball memorabilia.
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