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. 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.