A T206 Honus Wagner card sold at auction in 2008 for $1.62 million, has been consigned to an upcoming auction.
New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions says it will sell what’s commonly referred to as the ‘Jumbo’ Wagner in its February Premier Auction.
Based upon the current environment and historical price increases, it is possible for this sale to set a new overall record price for The Wagner. In 2012, a Wagner graded VG 3 sold for over $1.2 million – a 76% increase over what another VG 3 Wagner sold for just four years earlier. The only known public sale of an EX 5 Wagner was, for this very card back in 2008, when entrepremeur/collector John Rogers purchased it via Mastro Auctions.
"With less that 60 authenticated Wagner cards out there, the opportunity to purchase one does not come around very often. The few owners recognize the investment potential of these ultra-rare, highly sought after collectibles and rarely sell them. It is easily the most famous of all trading cards and the ultimate addition to any collection,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “The fact that this Wagner carries a grade of EX 5 by PSA puts it in a class with just two others that have ever been graded.”
“The PSA EX 5 1909-11 T206 Wagner is, without question, one of the top examples of this historic card known,” explained Joe Orlando, President of PSA. “The technical grade includes the MC qualifier. The card was given this designation by PSA due to its oversized nature. This particular T206 Honus Wagner stands out from other known examples and therefore gives it placement as a top-notch specimen.”