At $7.25 million, Goldin has just shattered the record for the most expensive trading card of all time, facilitating the private sale of a Honus Wagner T-206 trading card. The card, which received a grade of 2 from Sportscard Guaranty Corp. (SGC), breaks the $6.6 million record also previously held by a T-206 Wagner card. The previous record-holding edition of the card holds a grade of 3 from SGC.
“I’ve been in this business for a very long time and seen a lot of incredible trading cards and pieces of memorabilia, but there is nothing on earth like a T-206 card,” said Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. “There’s a reason why no Wagner card has never sold for less than it was previously purchased for – the card is art, it’s history, it’s folklore. The T-206 is one of the reasons I do what I do and why serious collectors around the world love this hobby so much. To be a part of history and facilitate this record-breaking sale is an honor.”
The T-206 Wagner is one of the undisputed pinnacles of trading cards, with fewer than 50 authenticated copies on earth. It is often described as “the Mona Lisa of baseball cards” and is part of one of the most popular sets of all time. It features one of baseball’s greatest players and it remains one of the unofficial symbols of trading card collecting.
Goldin has built a sterling reputation as the leading marketplace for trading cards, collectibles and memorabilia. Over the years, the company and Ken Goldin have sold more than $1.5 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture, setting countless records in the process. The company has handled more than 40 individual items worth more than $1 million as well as record-breaking sales for items featuring all-world athletes including Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Mike Trout, Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, Kobe Bryant and others.
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Goldin is the leading marketplace for trading cards, collectibles and memorabilia. Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $1.5 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. The company routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold. Lifelong collectors and new hobbyists alike trust Goldin because the company professionally authenticates everything it sells. Goldin is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Learn more at Goldin.co, and on Twitter and Instagram.