The Holy Grail of Baseball Cards

Why is a baseball card worth so much?

Chicago Tribune
Michael Hirsley
Published August 16, 2006

“Shortstop Honus Wagner was a lifetime .327 hitter who led the National League in batting average eight times, in RBIs and stolen bases five times and was among the first five inductees into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1936.

But that doesn’t explain why his 1909 baseball card is far and away the most expensive, dubbed the “Holy Grail” or “Mona Lisa” of baseball cards.”

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