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Old 12-23-2011, 03:44 PM
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I believe Keith Olbermann was the one who picked up the Wagner from the nun's find, and I believe he has another better copy. Here's the link to the thread on Olbermann's newest Wagner: Link

I think cards like the T206 Wagner go beyond the hard core hobbyists. I always think that every year there are newly minted baseball (or in other sports also) multi-millionaires. If these guys decided that they wanted to scoop up a few of the top cards or memorabilia in the hobby, they could do so in an instance. For example, if Pujols or ARod decided they wanted to collect a few cards, it would be pocket change for them, and their advisers would probably steer them to cards like the Wagner.

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Old 12-23-2011, 04:16 PM
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Thanks Gary, I searched for this article knowing it has "shows off" in it but no findy. I misread the article and thought Tim Huddy owned it. Still like this card better than the restored/unrestored version.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:45 PM
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every day there are new collectors entering our hobby that become interested in vintage cards and the first set they ALWAYS go to is the common/well known T206 set... some of these newbies have very fat wallets and love to brag!!!

but many of them have wives that keep them in check on what to spend (waste) their $$ on too
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:57 PM
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I suspect several owners of a T206 Wagner don't own a single other baseball card. Owning a Wagner reaches far beyond the hobby. It is more of a status symbol for some segments of society.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:36 AM
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It is true that there are probably people outside the hobby interested in the Wagner for various reasons and that contributes to price climbs. But I also know of quite a few examples owned by some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in the hobby. Olberman is just one obvious example; there are many.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:38 AM
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If the single known example of the Just So Cy Young were ever to be made available (which I doubt will happen any time soon), my guess is it would go for Wagner type money.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:51 AM
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I am hoping to have such a unique collection and rare, that a wags might temp me one day in the future to trade it all for one semi beater who knows....my lifes work for one card.....
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:47 AM
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Agreed

Never thought of the non collector aspect. Make sense to me however.

I often think of buying a 60's perfectly kept Ford Mustang or an immaculate (only 100 miles on it) Trans Am late 70's(I was in high school then and loved them) to place in my spare garage space. And I am not a fan of cars like some of my friends are. It is something to have and admire.

Make sense then for someone to own the Wagner who is not a true baseball card collector. And some of these people likely have the means to do it.

Of note, I believe the nuns find was purchased by some Cardiologist, not Ob(but could be wrong).
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:22 AM
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Wasn't the nun's card sold but the person who won the auction didn't come through and the cardiologist stepped up to the plate to buy it?
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The T206 set is very popular. It seems like half the people on the board are building sets. I realize that most people consider the set complete without the big 4, but some don't. If I was building the set and I was rich, I would buy a Wagner.
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