N.J. man bids $1.2 million for rare baseball card at auction

    There’s hope yet for all you collectors of baseball cards, Beanie Babies and Pogs.

    Somewhere out there is a guy who will bid $1.2 million for your old stuff.

    That’s how Bill Goodwin was able to unload a Honus Wagner baseball card.
    The St. Louis resident is holding the card for the highest bidder, an unidentified New Jersey man who offered $300,000 above the asking price.

    The card is part of a set issued from 1909 through 1911 by the American Tobacco Co., according to the St. Louis Dispatch, and Wagner was one of the first players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Only about 200 Wagner cards were issued and historians estimate just 60 are left.

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