Rare Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $1.32 million

CardioCal

CardioCal

2015-07-06 13:23:47

A rare Honus Wagner baseball card has sold for $1.32 million at Robert Edward Auctions. 

Only a few hundred Wagner cards were ever produced as the baseball great was unhappy with the card's producer the American Tobacco Company and the smoking message it sent to children.

Wagner however, both smoked and endorsed cigars leading many to speculate that he was simply unhappy with not being paid for the use of his image. 

Owing to Wagner's popularity and the rarity of the card it quickly became a collectors item-with high graded versions now known to make as much as $2.8 Million at auction. 

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