Tuesday, February 27, 2007

1909 Honus Wagner T206 Fetches Slightly More Than 2007 Derek Jeter Topps

From "Famous Honus Wagner card sells for record $2.35M" (AP/ESPN.com):

LOS ANGELES -- The "Holy Grail of baseball cards," the famous 1909 Honus Wagner tobacco card once owned by hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has sold for a record-setting $2,350,000, the seller of the card said Monday.

The anonymous buyer has only been identified as a Southern California collector. SCP Auctions Inc., a company that holds sports memorabilia auctions, said it bought a small share of the card. It is scheduled to be shown at a news conference at Dodger Stadium Tuesday.

So apparently now you can buy a share of a baseball card (not to mention treating cards like shares). Who wants to buy a share of my Alex Cora rookie card?

AP photo/Kathy Willens


Rob said...

Sure. I've got at least a quarter in my pocket.

Orel said...

Then I'll owe you change.

Steve Sax said...

When SoSG's Alex Cora sees this, he's gonna come after you guys. What about his power number (1 HR) last year?

Alex Cora said...

I would like to add that my rookie card runs a whole $3.00 (http://www.homeruncards.com/rookiecards/alex-cora-rookie-card.shtml). Plus, I have a better fielding percentage than Wagner (.976 to .947). And, I'm not dead.

Steve Sax said...

Your power numbers are dead, though.