“The Jumbo Wagner” — one of the highest graded editions of the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card and currently being offered for sale through April 5, by Goldin Auctions – is now on display in the Audemars Piguet Flagship Boutique in New York City at 65 East 57th Street.
With a little over two weeks remaining in the auction, the high bid for the card is now $1.29 million including the buyer’s premium. The same PSA 5 EX (miscut) grade example sold for $1.62 million a few years ago. Goldin Auctions anticipates the card will pass $2 million when bidding ends April 5.
Collectors can view the Wagner through March 28, from 10:30-4:30 pm, or contact Goldin Auctions to arrange a private viewing.
“With less than 50 authenticated Wagner cards out there, the opportunity to purchase one does not come around very often and it is obvious from the bidding there is quite a demand for this card from serious collectors,” said Ken Goldin. “We are pleased to be able to share this rare card with collectors and enthusiasts at this spectacular venue before it becomes the centerpiece of some fortunate person’s collection.”
Audemars Piguet, the world’s oldest watch manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families opened its new 3,000 sq. ft. Flagship New York Boutique in 2009.
The T206 Honus Wagner up for auction has been referred to as “The Jumbo Wagner” due to its unusually ample borders. These dimensions, exceeding by far the standard size for a T206 baseball card, have virtually preserved a Near Mint example within its boundaries.