Collector Boasts 60-Year Accumulation

Gar Miller was a pretty fair ballplayer himself, but he was also smart enough to buy his teammates’ childhood baseball card collections back in the 1950s. He’s built one of the best collections around…even if that T206 Honus Wagner was easy come, easy go.

Millions of cards. Thousands of autographs and pieces of sports memorabilia. Six decades of buying, selling and trading have left New Jersey baseball collector Gar Miller with a museum-like collection.

He started as a kid and never stopped buying so he’d have stock he needed to get what he wanted. He also spent time travelling to hotels, hoping to buy "walk-in" material, which led to a phone call from a man who said he had a T206 Honus Wagner. Here’s the answer to how that story ends.