Honus Wagner

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The T-206 card of Honus Wagner, considered the most sought after sports card on the market.

Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955) was a Major League Baseball shortstop for the Louisville Colonels (1897-1899) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1900-1917). A great player both offensively and defensively, Wagner played for 21 seasons and a total of 2787 games. In his career (1897-1917), he had 3430 hits in 10427 at-bats (.329 avg), 101 home runs, and 722 stolen bases.[1] He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. He is also known as the subject of what is considered to be the rarest and most valuable baseball card.[2]

References

  1. http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers/detail.jsp?playerId=123784
  2. http://www.collectors.com/articles/article_view.chtml?artid=5097
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