The man who bought a T206 Honus Wagner for $1.62 million last year has been wheeling and dealing since age 13.
Most baseball card collectors are borderline obsessed with the hobby from a young age. It’s a natural outgrowth of a love for sports.
John Rogers of Little Rock, Arkansas was no different. He started collecting, then branched out into selling at card shows by the time he was a teenager.
A college football scholarship didn’t result in an NFL career–or even a job within his major. Instead, he kept buying and selling, making contacts and then finding two niches that have made him a wealthy man at a relatively young age.
ArkansasSports360 profiles the man who finally grabbed his lifelong holy grail last year, plunking down $1.62 million for the baseball card he always wanted to own.