Bidding for the PSA 3 T206 Honus Wagner card being offered by Robert Edward Auctions opened Thursday and in just seven hours, the card had soared past $1 million including the buyer’s premium.
The card was unknown to the hobby until it was revealed, along with hundreds of other 1910-era tobacco cards in the basement of a home in Oceanside, New York that year. It had remained in the same family for nearly a century before starring in an estate auction.
The “Oceanside Wagner” is one of the best known examples of the hobby’s most famous card, with strong color, even corner wear and a light crease in the upper right corner.
Two other premier cards in the auction, a 1910 Old Mill Joe Jackson and a 1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth rookie card, had each topped six figures in early bidding.
They are among more than 1,500 lots up for bid at REA through April 25.