This Honus Wagner, selling for $651, 750 in 2012, is six grades below the most valuable Honus Wagner card, a Near-Mint/Mint PSA 8 worth $2.8 million. Last year a former sports auction kingpin admitted to once “restoring” the card by trimming the edges, helping make it the world’s most valuable baseball card. U.S. prosecutors also charge him with running up the prices of his through shill bids placed by employees, other consignors, and a priest.
PLANK!!!...The story of Eddie Plank's T206 card still confuses collectors more than 100 years after the item's release. Although riding on the legend of the famous Honus Wagner card since the beginning of the organized hobby, no definitive explanation has ever surfaced to explain Plank's rarity. Some attribute it to the same cause as the purported reason for Wagner's scarcity (an aversion to tobacco consumption), but this is as unlikely for Plank as it was for Wagner. Did Plank follow suit?
Honus Wagner and the Rarest and Most Valuable Baseball Cards