Bidding for the T206 ‘Jumbo’ Honus Wagner card is now at $1.508 million, including the buyer’s premium. With the next bid, the price will surpass the highest price ever paid for any card in a public auction.
The $2.8 million paid several years ago by Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick for the PSA 8 version was through a private transaction.
The next bid will also push the PSA 5 (MC) Wagner past the price it sold for a few years ago. The auction closes Friday and it’s likely there will be some late bidding.
A few other vintage cards and their current bids:
- 1933 Goudey #106 Nap Lajoie (SGC NM+ 7.5) – $37,604
- 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie (SGC 92 NM/MT 8.5) – $31,077
- 1909-11 E90-1 Joe Jackson Rookie Card (PSA VG-EX 4) – $31,077
Upper Deck has signed Reggie Jackson to a new autograph deal.
You’ll recall the company hitched its wagon to Mr. October back in 1990 when autographed cards inserted into packs was a very radical concept.
Jackson signed cards will appear in the company’s upcoming Goodwin Champions set and in 2013 Fleer Retro Baseball.
This has nothing specifically to do with baseball cards, but if you haven’t seen the video of the first pitch ceremony at Dodger Stadium on Monday, take 90 seconds and watch. It’s even better than staring at the guest of honor’s old cards:
Mark Mooney of ABC’s Good Morning America has a thing for baseball gloves. He checked in with some glove experts and wrote this story after hauling out his old Bob Elliott model.
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