I am sure ya’ll have heard about the $2.1 million sale of a Honus Wagner.
There is no doubt that is the biggest baller of all cards. As far as value nothing comes even close.
But would you want one?
For me if I could pick one card to add to my collection, not a card to get and sell and pocket the cash but actually keep, it would be a ’52 Mantle.
The Mantle card is one we talked about as kids. The ’52 Mantle was the pinnacle of cards.
The Honus Wagner card was there and we knew about it, but there was no real connection to it. Our dad’s had ’52 Mantles as kids. They saw the Mick play. My dad lived in NYC in the ’50s and’60s. Mantle was part of his life. He told me stories about Mantle and the Yanks. Not even my grandfather was old enough to have really seen Honus play.
Honus was a hell of a player mind you, but just wasn’t part of our baseball banter.
If the two cards were in front of me and I was told to choose it would be Mantle. It is the baseball card.
Am I wrong?