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1909 German baseball stamp of Honus Wagner listed on eBay for $1.4M

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This card went from $1.4M to $30,000 as of Sept. 11, 2017.
Out of curiosity, I searched on eBay for “baseball card” and sorted by “Price plus shipping: highest first.”
Screen Shot 2017-06-28 at 2.01.53 PM.pngAnd this 1909 German baseball stamp of Honus Wagner popped up at the top listed for an astounding $1.4 million.
I wonder if the valuation is right for this card/stamp. Is it worth half of the amazing T206 Honus Wager baseball card, which sold for $3.12 million (PSA Graded 5) on Oct. 1, 2016?
And who are these buyers?
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Honus Wagner back up on the auction block

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Here’s another great Forbes article about a recent baseball card show in White Plains, New York that showcased “the holy trinity of baseball cards” from the T206 tobacco set, which includes the Honus Wagner.
It’ll go to the highest bidder in Memory Lane’s “Holy Grail Auction“, which closes May 6.
wagnerThe other cards up for auction include Eddie Plank and Sherry Magie, making up the holy trinity.
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VIDEO: T206 Honus Wagner went for how much?

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As I’m researching more on the history of baseball cards, it’s no surprise the story of the T206 Honus Wagner keeps coming up.
After seeing this Fox News Business video from October of last year, it’s astounding to see what people (okay, rich people) are willing to pay for this particular piece of history.


The other three cards featured in the video are pretty impressive too in their own right. But it made me think how much the hobby has changed in regards to how the value of sports cards are determined.
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Honoring Honus Wagner and the most expensive sports card of all time

On Feb. 24, 143 years ago in 1874, baseball legend Honus Wagner was born.
Wagner had a storied baseball career that lasted 21 years, including three years with the Louisville Colonels and 18 years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, primarily playing at shortstop.
screen-shot-2017-02-25-at-12-50-13-amOver the course of his career he finished with a 328/391/467 batting line, and a 131 WAR. Routinely leading the National League in many batting categories each year, Wagner was easily voted into the Hall of Fame the first year elections were held in 1936, and he is often considered to be the best shortstop in the history of the game.
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