A Honus Wagner baseball card was sold privately for $ 1.2 million.
SCP Auctions in Southern California reported that the 1909-11 T206 card was rated Good 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 by Professional Sports Authenticator. The auction house said that this example of the Wagner card was sold twice before in auction, in a total of $657,250 in 2014 and $776,750 in 2016.
The president of SCP Auctions, David Kohler, said it is “a really remarkable amount” for a card with the rating of Good 2. He says it is “just a matter of time” before any card graduated in even lower conditions generate $ 1 million.
It was said that Wagner, a shortstop of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the late twentieth century, was upset about its use in a tobacco product. He rejected the request for permission from American Tobacco Co. to use his image, which led the company to complete the production of its card almost as soon as it began.
It is only known that there are a few dozen examples of the famous Wagner card and only six have been improved by PSA than the one sold this week.