One of fewer than a dozen known examples of the 1914 Babe Ruth Baltimore News pre-rookie card and a T206 Honus Wagner are being offered for sale online.
New York-based GottaHaveIt Colletibles is offering the Ruth, a PSA 1 sold by Robert Edward Auctions for $450,300 in 2013 and the PSA Authentic-graded Wagner, on consignment.
The price on the Ruth is $695,000 while the Wagner is listed for $450,000. The company’s website does invite potential buyers to make an offer.
The Ruth card, issued as a promotion for the newspaper during Ruth’s minor league tenure in his home town, has the team’s 1914 schedule on the back. Its scarcity and subject have resulted in the card’s overall value soaring in recent years.
The last known sale of this particular Wagner card was through Mastro Auctions in 2010 for $219,225. It was restored many years ago, but the restoration was later reversed.
SCP Auctions sold a PSA 1 rated Wagner (with an MK qualifier) in its auction earlier this month for $403,664.