One of the best known T206 Honus Wagner cards has a new home.
Kurt Rappaport, a 49-year-old Southern California real estate magnate, has purchased a PSA 3 copy of the Wagner in a private transaction conducted through Heritage Auctions. The price was $3.7 million.
That same card had just changed hands in October for $3.25 million in another private brokered by Mile High Card Company’s Brian Drent.
Rappaport, a re-engaged collector, talked about his purchase with TMZ.
Long-time dealer/collector Phil Spector passed away this week. Known to his many friends as “Mr. Hockey”, Spector and his wife Joan were fixtures at many of the hobby’s most popular shows over the years, buying, selling and collecting all kinds of vintage cards.
Spector later became a vintage card specialist with Score Board in the 1990s.
Always up to watch a good hockey game in person, he was seated in the stands the night a photographer for Pro Set captured the image of Uwe Krupp used on its 1990-91 Pro Set card and appears in the background.
The National extends its condolences to the family and friends of Phil Spector. Mr Hockey USA was a staple of the National all the way back to the early 80’s later becoming a member of the Board of Directors.. RIP Phil. pic.twitter.com/vKRy3nCTBW
— The National (@nsccshow) December 16, 2020
If you bought a high-grade Michael Jordan rookie card a few months ago or more, congratulations, you’re probably sitting on a nice return on your investment.
Having crept past $100,000 not that long ago, PSA 10 MJ rookies are now pushing toward twice that. There’s one on eBay right now that appears headed in that direction with three days left to bid. A PSA 10 Jordan sticker is up for grabs, too.
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