Honus Wagner Card Sells for $2.1 Million at Goldin Auctions

The numbers 56, 61 and 3,000 are all special in the world of baseball.  You can now put $2,105,770.50 into that class as a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner graded EX 5 (MC) by PSA was sold for that amount by Goldin Auctions April 6 to become the highest price ever paid for any baseball card in a public auction.  In all, more than 30 record prices were T206 Honus Wagner paid in the auction which generated more than $3.2 million in sales.

T206 Honus Wagner PSA 5 MC Jumbo"To have surpassed the highest price ever paid for a baseball card at auction by nearly $500,000 is a spectacular outcome of an auction that riveted the hobby and captured the attention of media worldwide for the past month," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. "With less than 50 authenticated Wagner cards out there, the opportunity to purchase one does not come around very often and it was obvious from the fevered pitch of the bidding that there was quite a demand for this card from many people," "We are honored to have been able to bring this card to auction and thrilled to present it to its new owner who has chosen to remain anonymous at this time."

There was also fervent bidding on a 2001 Derek Jeter Game Used & Signed World Series Bat which sold for a remarkable $37,486.13.  The only known Jeter game used World Series bat opened at $2,000 and stood at less than $7,000 entering the final week of the auction.  Similarly, a 2009 Alex Rodriguez NY Yankees World Series Ring far exceeded pre-auction estimates by selling for $50,398.88.

1909 T206 #235 Walter Johnson (Pitching / Hands at ) PSA 3 L5178
1909 T206 #235   Walter Johnson (Pitching / Hands at ) PSA 3 L5178 $925.00
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1909 T206 #56 George Brown (Washington) PSA 5.5 L4504
1909 T206 #56   George Brown (Washington) PSA 5.5 L4504 $1,110.00
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1909 T206 #236 Walter Johnson (Portrait) PSA 2 L5174
1909 T206 #236   Walter Johnson (Portrait) PSA 2 L5174 $940.00
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1909 T206 #309 Christy Mathewson (White Cap) PSA 4 L4513
1909 T206 #309   Christy Mathewson (White Cap) PSA 4 L4513 $1,320.00
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1909 T206 #494 Rube Waddell (Throwing) PSA 4 L4498
1909 T206 #494   Rube Waddell (Throwing) PSA 4 L4498 $740.00
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1909 T206 #95 Ty Cobb (Portrait Green Backg) PSA 3 L4495
1909 T206 #95   Ty Cobb (Portrait Green Backg) PSA 3 L4495 $2,805.00
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1909 T206 #521 Cy Young (Cleveland Glove Show) PSA 4 L9693
1909 T206 #521   Cy Young (Cleveland Glove Show) PSA 4 L9693 $1,520.00
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1909 T206 #236 Walter Johnson (Portrait) PSA 1.5 L4508
1909 T206 #236   Walter Johnson (Portrait) PSA 1.5 L4508 $740.00
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1909 T206 #307 Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap) PSA 5 L5173
1909 T206 #307   Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap) PSA 5 L5173 $1,850.00
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1909 T206 #522 Cy Young (Cleveland Bare Hand ) PSA 2.5 L4502
1909 T206 #522   Cy Young (Cleveland Bare Hand ) PSA 2.5 L4502 $985.00
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1909 T206 #96 Ty Cobb (Portrait Red Backgro) PSA 4 L5176
1909 T206 #96   Ty Cobb (Portrait Red Backgro) PSA 4 L5176 $2,590.00
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1909 T206 #99 Ty Cobb (Bat On Shoulder) PSA 4.5 L4496
1909 T206 #99   Ty Cobb (Bat On Shoulder) PSA 4.5 L4496 $3,380.00
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