As we reported last month, a T206 Honus Wagner card last sold in the 1990s has been consigned to SCP Auctions. J. Ross Greene, a long-time collector from Peachtree City, Georgia has held the card since then. It’s believed to be the first one ever featured in a newspaper story and that decades-old lineage is a big part of the appeal.
Greene owns some other valuable sets that he’s parting with but the Wagner is the centerpiece of his collection. His $50,000 investment has been a good one. The card is expected to sell for $500,000 or more when bidding closes next month.
Before buying the card in that auction 21 years ago at a price that seemed staggering at the time, he got the blessing of his wife, Lynn. WXIA-TV in Atlanta talked with the Greenes for this story:
There’s another Wagner card on the block this weekend. Memory Lane is offering a PSA 2 Wagner as part of a T206 set break.
Heading into the final weekend, the high bid is at $480,000.
The biggest Andre Dawson fan in North America lives in Louisiana.
Dustin Puckett owns about 200,000 Dawson cards plus autographs and other memorabilia. He’s been at it since 1987, when he was just a youngster.
Puckett delivers bread for a living and when he’s not behind the wheel he’s working on cataloging and improving his Hawk stash.
“One of these days, I will get everything counted and logged and updated. As of now, I have 3,604 different Andre Dawson cards, 1,093 autographs, 1,282 memorabilia cards and 170 rookie cards,” he told Danny Gallagher of the Canadian Baseball Network for this story.
Former Cincinnati Bengals safety Chris Crocker is getting into the sports memorabilia business. Crocker’s new company, Fan Flow, is trying to eliminate the middle man when it comes to autographs. He spoke about his venture with Cincinnati.com.