Any time a T206 Honus Wagner comes up for auction it makes major news for the hobby. This is considered the Grail investment in baseball card collecting, and Honus Wagner cards have already been bid up by investors who are also looking to make their share in profits.
Did you ever hear any collector say “Boy, I lost a fortune buying that prized Honus Wagner cards!” before?
A PSA 1 (poor-Fair) graded T206 Honus Wagner is being auction via Mile High Card Co. in its Feb/March 2022 auction. This Wagner comes with some provenance as well as it is dubbed the “Charlie Sheen All-Star Cafe” Honus Wagner. The story behind this card is rather interesting, along with theft, betrayals, and even a Presidential pardon of sorts.
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According to the article, the card was once owned by Charlie Sheen and used among other sports memorabilia in a now bankrupt sports themed restaurant chain from the 1990s. This card became famous during the surge of interest for Honus Wagner in the 1990s and stands to become famous again soon.
Mile High Card C. is not new to selling cards like the Wagner. The auction house sold a PSA 3 (Very Good) graded T206 Wagner for $3.25 million (record for that grade), and it is likely that this card would already sell for more money than that. Previously, Mile High Card Co. sold a PSA 1 example for just under $1.17M, also the top price ever paid for the grade at the time. The auction house also sold a 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb with the ultra-rare Ty Cobb Back graded as PSA 4.5 VG/EX+, which was dubbed the highest graded example from the Lucky 7 Find, for a whopping $894,250.
More information will be released, including an estimate and/or a minimum bid, as the auction comes closer. Mile High Card Co. is currently accepting consignments for that Feb/March 2022 auction.
Mile High Card Co. will also be previewing this same T206 Honus Wagner this coming weekend at the Philly Card Show from December 3-5, 2021.