Robert Edwards Auctions announced that the T206 Honus-Wagner card was sold Tuesday morning for $1,528,066. This was after a 17 day auction.
The intriguing mythology of this card is well documented and extensiveThis sale is simply another wild addition to Wagner's legacy. It has three missing sides, is trimmed, and features a huge crease in the middle.
The auction attracted 75 bids, and the buyer would prefer to remain anonymous.
SCP Auctions offers a Wagner auction in February. that had been torn in half sold for $475,960In that version, Wagner's jaw and most of his torso are missing. A second Wagner was sold by Goldin to Goldin last May for $3.75million. This was the record for that card and fifth-highest ever paid for a sporting card.
Robert Edward Auctions then brokered the sale in August the all-time record for a sports card at $6.606 millionIt is, unsurprisingly, a Wagner. This version of the card was given a 3 by card grader Sportscard Guaranty Corporation. According to three grading giants, Professional Sports Authenticator and Beckett Grading Services respectively, only four Wagners were combined with them in private collections.
Brian Dwyer of Robert Edward Auctions stated, “The auction's results speak to the ever present and growing demand Wagner cards — that transcends the hobby — whatever condition,”. “This card was extremely popular. [sold]In 2019, it will sell for $540,000. It was purchased by the buyer in 2012 for $198.850. It's great to see this card continue rewriting the records.