The T206 Wagner card remains planted firmly in the headlines. Several days after the ‘jumbo’ Wagner became the hobby’s second $2 million card in an auction, the PSA 8 copy was part of the focus in several stories after Bill Mastro and government attorneys again tried unsuccessfully to have their plea agreement accepted in federal court. Mastro has now admitted to having the card trimmed down many years ago to have it graded and then watching its value soar.
That card is in a collection of rare vintage cards accumulated by Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick. While some have speculated that the card’s value may drop in light of the trimming admission, Kendrick isn’t one of those.
He released a statement to Yahoo Sports, which ran a story on the latest developments in the Mastro case. You can read what he said here.
He also told the Arizona Republic in this story that he’s already been offered more than the $2.8 million he originally paid for it.
Even the London Daily Mail got in on the coverage.
NPR did a segment on Wagner–and the scarcity of the T206 as part of its All Things Considered program Wednesday. They chatted with Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions, which sold the ‘jumbo’ version early Saturday morning for $2.1 million.