THE OPENING INDUCTION CEREMONY
So, this card is the most famous baseball card of all time, we can all agree. It has sold for over 1 million in the past, mostly because of how old and scarce it is. There are only 40 or so copies rumored to exist. Back in the late 1800's, baseball cards were included when you purchased cigarettes or tobacco. Companies like Allen & Ginter and Goodwin Champions were behind these cards, and many kids wanted a card of their idols. So, the kids would buy this stuff, and this player didn't want to be included in the set due to this issue. So, they cut off print run for the cards, and some like recent cards have leaked out into the public.
This is a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card, and this has made Honus more legendary than he would be today. Wagner is one of the best players of all time, and his baseball card is in my opinion, the best! So, without further due, I present Honus Wagner to you:
I got to see this card in person once at the Baseball Hall of Fame this spring, here's a picture of it (and me!!!)
'52 Topps Mantle is as iconic as they get.ReplyDelete
The 1915 Cracker Jack Shoeless Joe Jackson is another well known one.ReplyDelete
Any of the 1933 Goudey Ruth cardsReplyDelete
wow. where to start. the previous three all have my vote. But I'm going to throw out a "new" card. A card that changed the hobby, for better or for worse.ReplyDelete
1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey Jr. RC
of course my fave is the '54 Topps Henry Aaron....
I'm not a Mantle fan, but the 1952 Topps should be in there.ReplyDelete
The next card has got to be the 1952 Topps Mantle card. Nothing even comes close.ReplyDelete
The 52 Topps Mantle was the card my collecting friends and I drooled over (not literally) when we were kids. I'm still drooling...ReplyDelete