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Move over Honus Wagner, there’s a new baseball card king
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 23, 2020 09:56PM
Mike Trout trading card sells for almost $4 million, breaks record set by Honus Wagner card

[www.washingtonpost.com]

A one-of-a-kind Mike Trout trading card sold for almost $4 million at an auction Saturday, breaking a record for such items set by a Honus Wagner card.

The 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Trout Superfractor signed rookie card has a notation on it that it was one in a series of just one, according to Goldin Auctions, which oversaw its sale to an unidentified buyer for a reported $3.93 million.

The previous record was set in 2016, when a rare Honus Wagner T206 card produced between 1909 and 1911 sold for $3.12 million. Wagner, whose career ended in 1917, has long since been regarded as one of the greatest baseball players ever, and while Trout is on track for that kind of acclaim, he is just 29 and figures to play for another decade.



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Re: Move over Honus Wagner, there’s a new baseball card king
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 24, 2020 12:46AM
Bastards! $3.75M was my limit.

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Re: Move over Honus Wagner, there’s a new baseball card king
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 24, 2020 04:22AM
$$$ > cerebral matter



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Re: Move over Honus Wagner, there’s a new baseball card king
Posted by: d4
Date: August 24, 2020 07:50AM
Alot of play-money floating around out there nowadays among the 1-percenters. It'll be encased in lucite and locked away in a mansion somewhere for the next 50 years.

Sports memorabilia is rarely a good investment.

Exhibit 23a 3457b:
In 2000, Artist Todd McFarlane, best known for the Spawn comic book series, admitted to being the anonymous purchaser of the infamous 1998 Mark McGwire 70th home run baseball. $3,005,000.

Apparently, McFarlane has baseball fever - he owns nine baseballs from both Sosa and McGuire.

During a press conference, McFarlane said, "I blew my life savings on this... I don't have a lot of cash.'' The artist will make the collection of balls available to the Hall of Fame and charity events.



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Re: Move over Honus Wagner, there’s a new baseball card king
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: August 25, 2020 01:05PM
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d4
Alot of play-money floating around out there nowadays among the 1-percenters. It'll be encased in lucite and locked away in a mansion somewhere for the next 50 years.

Sports memorabilia is rarely a good investment.

Exhibit 23a 3457b:
In 2000, Artist Todd McFarlane, best known for the Spawn comic book series, admitted to being the anonymous purchaser of the infamous 1998 Mark McGwire 70th home run baseball. $3,005,000.

Apparently, McFarlane has baseball fever - he owns nine baseballs from both Sosa and McGuire.

During a press conference, McFarlane said, "I blew my life savings on this... I don't have a lot of cash.'' The artist will make the collection of balls available to the Hall of Fame and charity events.

tl;dr

Man who writes comic books spends money like kid who reads comic books.



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