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Honus Wagner card smashes LeBron James card at record price of $6.6 million

Honus Wagner

A Honus Wagner baseball card has sold for a record-breaking $6.6 million, breaking the previous record of a LeBron James rookie card, which sold for $5.2 million earlier this year.

The “Holy Grail” 1909-1911 T206 Wagner card recently hit the Robert Edwards Auction block and was expected to sell for over $6 million. After 26 bids, it went for $6.6 million. Talk about a bag of money.

The president of the Robert Edwards Auction told TMZ Sports this Honus Wagner card is considered “The Mona Lisa of baseball cards”. Needless to say, it’s unique. Surpassing the price for a LeBron James card is impressive in itself as well because as we know, everyone loves the King.

The card was made by the American Tobacco Company and is one of just 50-60 cards to exist. It’s also in very good condition, which stands to reason why it sold for so much.

Honus Wagner spent most of his 21-year big league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, hitting .321 while winning a total of eight NL batting titles. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936 but passed away in 1955. Clearly, his legacy lives on, evident by the huge price tag of his baseball card.

Whoever ended up with the Honus Wagner card has a piece of history in their possession.