Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick has been able to put together a museum quality collection of some of the hobby’s best cards. You name it, he’s got it–or at least bid on it.
A few years ago, his treasure trove of cardboard was put on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kendrick’s most famous acquisition is the highest graded T206 Honus Wagner card in existence. He bought it in September of 2007, just months after it had sold for $2.35 million.
Since then, it’s been officially revealed to have been trimmed many years ago by former auction house exec Bill Mastro.
Still, it’s not likely that revelation will have much of an impact on its value. Besides, the chances of it being sold anytime soon are slim and none, according to the man who owns it.
Kendrick is a collector first and plans to pass his cards–including the Wagner–on to his children.
He talked with Diamondbacks broadcaster and former ESPN anchor Steve Berthiaume earlier this month about the day he told his then 11-year-old twins about buying it.
By the way, the ‘Connecticut Wagner’ graded PSA 1 is still listed on eBay at $435,000 with nine days to go.