The PSA 8-graded Honus Wagner card that sold earlier this year for $2.35 million has a history you won’t believe. If the seven-figure price tag seems absurd, that’s just what some thought when it reached six figures not that long ago. The card is now the subject of a forthcoming book.
The story of the world’s most valuable baseball card is for anyone who loves ‘needle in a haystack’ finds, a good mystery, some intrigue and the occasional bit of gossip.
The most famous example of the hobby’s most famous card has changed hands again. The record-setting price gained some national notoriety but as noted in Smithsonian magazine the events that led up to the sale are much more interesting.