From MLB comes this!
The ‘Holy Grail’ of baseball cards just sold for $2.1 million in an online auction
If you have a friend who’s obsessed with baseball cards, you’ve no doubt heard about the T206 Honus Wagner card. Known colloquially as the “Holy Grail,” the Wagner card is widely acknowledged to be the most coveted and valuable baseball card in history. One happened to be listed in an online auction throughout March, and on Saturday it finally sold.
That’s a lot of money to invest in something that could easily be destroyed by the washing machine — particularly when that kind of dough could be used for so many other worthwhile pursuits.
For example, if this guy really loves baseball, that $2.1 million could buy a season ticket behind home plate at Yankee Stadium every year for 50 years and he would still have a ton left over. [But he would have to watch the Yankees all the time… ugh…]
Having said that, who are we to judge what others do with their money? They earned it, and it’s their right to do with it whatsoever they wish, no matter if it might seem insane and whimsical.
He owns the T206 Honus Wagner card and we don’t. For him, that’s probably the only thing that matters.
If memory serves, I saw one of these rare cards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Nolite thesaurizare vobis thesauros in terra: ubi ærugo, et tinea demolitur: et ubi fures effodiunt, et furantur. Thesaurizate autem vobis thesauros in cælo: ubi neque ærugo, neque tinea demolitur, et ubi fures non effodiunt, nec furantur. Ubi enim est thesaurus tuus, ibi est et cor tuum. (Matthew)