Rare Honus Wagner Rookie Card for Sale in Lelands.com Upcoming Auction

Debra Colvin remembers talking to a friend of hers, a collector of sports memorabilia, about a mysterious tobacco baseball card she and her husband had inherited from her mother-in-law. What the Colvins found is considered Honus Wagner’s rookie card, distributed between 1897 and 1899. Theirs is only the third one known to exist. This month, the card will go up for bid from the Lelands auction house, billed on its website as “Honus Wagner: Rarest of All.” “It could sell for $50,000 very easily,” said Michael Heffner, president of Lelands. The auction at Lelands.com begins May 18 and ends June 15. Read the full story by Anya Sostek of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette here.

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