A T206 Honus Wagner graded PSA 2 has been bid up to nearly a quarter million dollars in Memory Lane’s latest auction.
Baseball card collecting’s most sought-after and popular card was free to look at during the recent Chicago Sun-Times show, but if you want to own it, you’ll need some deep pockets.
Current high bid on the T206 Wagner offered by Memory Lane is now $230,500. 74 bids have been entered for the card.
"This has got to be one of the nicest eye appeal Wagners in the hobby," said J.P. Cohen, Memory Lane’s director of auction consignments. That sentiment was echoed by Roger Cameron, the company’s director of auction marketing. "This is an extremely high-end PSA 2," said Cameron about the card in an evaluation confirmed by a PSA Population Report that shows only a half-dozen Wagners in higher grade out of barely more than two dozen graded by PSA.
Meanwhile, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded PSA 9, is at $151,500 but expected to climb higher before Thursday’s close. The 1952 Topps Mantle card from that 1986 find also boasts in its lineage a one-time stop in the famed John Branca Collection.