Rare Honus Wagner Baseball Card On Display At New York Public Library

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Calling all baseball fans! An ultra-rare Honus Wagner baseball card from 1909 is currently on display at the New York Public Library in honor of CitiField’s All-Star Game.

The card — one of only 50 in existence — features Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop Wagner, who was known for his incredible speed. The German ballplayer made the sponsor (the American Tobacco Company) recall the card when he realized that it had been produced without his permission. A copy of the card recently sold for $2.2 million at an auction in April.

The card will remain at the Fifth Avenue branch of the library through July.

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