The famous Honus Wagner T206 tobacco card
, widely considered the hobby's Holy Grail, rarely sells for less than half a million dollars today in decent condition.
A Honus Wagner T206 Tobacco Card
proof strip fetched $316,250.00 in the Hunt Auctions Live Auction at MLB All-Star FanFest in Anaheim, CA Tuesday.
Last month, a 1909 Honus Wagner tobacco card
sold for $2.35 million.
The reverence of fifteen-year-old Nino Strada from Flushing at seeing the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner tobacco card
(see Figure 4)--the most valuable baseball card in the world (one sold at auction for $1.2 million)--and listening to Nino's parents, whom he had coaxed into bringing him, tell me that their son is obsessed with the game.
in Biddeford, Maine, says the collection is comprised of tobacco cards
that were included in cigarette packs.
The information packs include tobacco cards
which present the true facts about the dangers of smoking.
However, he added: "The fundamentals of the vending business remain extremely strong with good prospects." He said the business had good cash generative capabilities and would benefit from the introduction of national health cards in France and tobacco cards