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.

1909-11 T206: TOM DOWNEY Fielding PSA 3 Polar Bear
1909-11 T206: TOM DOWNEY Fielding   PSA 3  Polar Bear $47.50
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1909-11 T206 Cycle 350: Lou Fiene "Portrait, White Sox" PSA 4 VG-EX
1909-11 T206 Cycle 350: Lou Fiene $235.13
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1909-11 T206: Doc Casey "Montreal" Piedmont 350 PSA 4 mk
1909-11 T206: Doc Casey $34.20
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1909-11 T206: Harry Steinfeldt "Portrait" Piedmont 350 (tougher) PSA 2.5
1909-11 T206: Harry Steinfeldt $52.25
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1909-11 T206: Billy Sullivan the Streetwalker, error in alignment :-) PSA 5
1909-11 T206: Billy Sullivan the Streetwalker, error in alignment :-) PSA 5 $166.25
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1909-11 T206: Bill Graham PSA 4 Piedmont 350
1909-11 T206: Bill Graham PSA 4 Piedmont 350 $59.85
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1909-11 T206: AL ORTH Southern Leaguer PSA 4 (MK)
1909-11 T206: AL ORTH Southern Leaguer PSA 4 (MK) $76.00
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1909-11 T206: Lee Tannehill "L. Tannehill" PSA 3 EPDG El Principe
1909-11 T206: Lee Tannehill $149.63
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1909-11 T206: Nap Rucker (Throwing) PSA 4 Piedmont 350
1909-11 T206: Nap Rucker (Throwing)  PSA 4 Piedmont 350 $71.25
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1909-11 T206: John Anderson "Providence" Sovereign 350 PSA 3 low pop
1909-11 T206: John Anderson $51.30
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1909-11 T206: Lee Quillen PSA 4 Tough SC 350 25
1909-11 T206: Lee Quillen   PSA 4   Tough SC 350 25 $61.75
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1909-11 T206: Joe Lake (New York) PSA 3.5 SC 150 25
1909-11 T206: Joe Lake (New York) PSA 3.5 SC 150 25 $71.25
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