Housed in a special case, the T206 Honus Wagner now up for auction was on stage in New York Friday afternoon.
Actually, it was just a local restaurant hosting the Wagner and several other big ticket cards but the photo sessions and TV coverage meant a bright spotlight as the auction entered its final week. Bidding for the card, including the buyer’s premium, has surpassed $2 million. It will likely become the most expensive baseball card ever sold at auction.
The card even had its own security, but entered the eatery in relatively humble fashion, according to Forbes’ David Seideman who was on hand. He also reported that a Goldin Auctions client, one whose bid on the PSA 8 “Gretzky” Wagner when it went up for auction several years ago had come up just short.
The New York Post brought a photographer and reporter for its’ story and Fox5 News was on hand, producing a story on the most valuable cards for their Friday night newscasts. You can watch that one below. If you can’t see it, click here.