Card of the Day: 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner PSA 8

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Baseball Card Humor

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Maybe President Obama is more fond of the Turkey Red “Cabinets”.

David Copperfield Doesn’t Know Cards

This video has been on YouTube for about two years, but this is the first time I ever saw it.  You can clearly see the card he is using is a fake.  There is no way in @!&%# that I would allow him to use a real card for that. 

Card of the Day: Honus Wagner 2002 Topps T206 Bat Relic

This is one card I would love to have in my collection.  You rarely seen them for sale, and when you do they sell for a huge amount of money.  

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Topps even made a more scarce version with a red back thats limited to only 25 copies.  I have never seen one of these for sale.

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The Best Cut Signature Card Ever Made

Does anyone disagree that this is the best cut signature card ever made?  It features five cut signatures of the original inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and Walter Johnson.  This card is from the 2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts set and popped up for sale last night with a starting bid of $49,995.00.  If I were the person to pull this card from a pack I probably would have gone crazy. 

I Just Finished Reading “The Card”

Last night I finished reading “The Card” which is about the world famous Honus Wagner T206 baseball card graded by PSA an 8.  Not only does the book talk about this card, but it talks about the hobby in general and how greedy and corrupt some people really are.  Many people believe that the card has been doctored and should never have been graded by PSA.  Others claim that it has never been doctored and has never been changed since it was printed almost 100 years ago.  A lot of people think that it was cut from a sheet by a human versus a machine.  Having a human cut a card from a sheet allows the collector to have total control over how well the edges are cut.  The original owner of the card says he has photos of it as an uncut sheet which would prove that it was indeed cut by a human.  I have yet to find any photos of the card when it was still part of a sheet.  You get a good glimpse of what Honus Wagner was like when he was alive.  He sounded like a really good guy and enjoyed children.  In the book it states that Wagner would let kids sneak in behind him at games so they wouldn’t have to pay.  I wonder how many players do that today?  I would highly suggest that any sports card collector read this book.  It is very educating and entertaining that all collectors would enjoy.

I saw “The Card” in August 2007 during the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Would Honus Wagner have been a sponsor for Nike?

A lot of strange thoughts go through my head during the day.  Here is one of them.  Would Honus Wagner have been a sponsor for Nike?  If not Nike, then who?

Mastro Auctions Responds

A few days ago I sent an e-mail to the customer service department of Mastro Auctions.  I asked them, “What does Mastro Auctions have to say about what happened at the 2008 National and the FBI showing up?”  Today I got this response, “Andrew, At this time no comment, a statement will be made later this month.”  I wonder what they will say in their statement?  I can imagine that I’m not the only person that has sent them an e-mail asking what is going on.

This looks like a good read

Tonight I was looking for a book to read on Amazon.com and I came across a book about the famous T206 Honus Wagner card.  After reading the reviews and book description I think it will be interesting to learn about probably the most valuable piece of carboard in the world.  This book also talks about cons and scams in the industry.  I can’t wait to read it and see what they have to say.  When looking at the reviews, a lot of people seem to like it.

Card of the Day #7

Honus Wagner 2003 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Game Used Pants #’ed/275