A ‘Wagner Baseball Card’ with cuts and folds on three sides, a whopping 1.9 billion won

Wagner’s damaged T206 baseball card sold at Robert Edwards Auction for $1528,066. Robert Edward Auction website capture

In the US sports auction market, a baseball card with three sides cut and a fold in the center was traded for about 1.9 billion won, setting a new record.

On the 27th (Korean time), ESPN, a sports media outlet, reported that Wagner’s damaged T206 baseball card was auctioned off at Robert Edwards Auction for $1528,066 (about 1.9 billion won).

The card was in damaged condition, showing two folds as well as three sides cut off, but it sold for the highest price of any auction held on the same day.

The main character of the card is John Peter Horners Wagner, a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the early 20th century.

Wagner made his MLB debut in 1897 and retired in 1917.

The reason Wagner’s T206 baseball card is the most expensive is that it is estimated that there are currently only 50 to 200 left and it is the rarest.

The card was issued without permission by a tobacco company in 1909, but production was stopped after two years due to Wagner’s protest.

The card, which is famous for breaking the highest price every time it appears at auction, sold for $476,000 in a half torn card in February, and the intact card was sold at a Robert Edwards auction in August of last year. It also sold for $6.6 million (about 8.338 billion won), the highest price in sports card history.

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