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Baseball's Controversial Cosmetic Surgery - Is the Infamous T206 Honus Wagner Card Trimmed? Video



Honus Wagner, 1903


Baseball's Controversial Cosmetic Surgery - Is the Infamous T206 Honus Wagner Card Trimmed? Video

The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card depicts Pittsburgh Pirates' Honus Wagner, a dead-ball era baseball player who is widely considered to be one of the best players of all time.[1] The card was designed and issued by the American Tobacco Company (ATC) from 1909 to 1911 as part of its T206 series. Wagner refused to allow production of his baseball card to continue, either because he did not want children to buy cigarette packs to get his card, or because he wanted more compensation from the ATC. The ATC ended production of the Wagner card and a total of only 60 to 200 cards were ever distributed to the public. -- wikipedia link

So what's the big deal about this one particular baseball card? Why is it the Holy Grail?

The story about the infamous Gretzky / Wagner card's history is fascinating. Watch the 15 min. video documentary to learn more. Is it authentic? If it's been trimmed, what does that do to the value? This card restructured the baseball card collecting hobby. There's huge value in that. What are the repurcussions of devaluing the T206?

The T206 Honus Wagner Documentary with Keith Olberman


Watch on ESPN : The T206 Honus Wagner - ESPN's video (link)



Bonus Facts: Hit the above wikipedia link to read about the other Honus Wagner cards, with their own fascinating stories and scandals.

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