For anyone who knows anything about Baseball ephemera, the T206 Honus Wagner card is the the holy grail, the Mona Lisa, the Bugatti Royale of baseball cards. To claim one in your collection is the absolute, ultimate high of any baseball collector.
But unlike the Mona Lisa, it may just be possible to own a T206 Wagner card without a black face mask or a fast getaway car. Check out this video where Doug Allen, of Legendary Auctions is making this possible with an authentic Wagner card which has been restored to its previous glory.
I wonder who did the work? Got any guesses?
And if you're left still wanting more info, read about the card's history on its lot detail.
**UPDATE 8/11/09: On August 7th, the restored Honus Wagner Card sold at Auction for $220,000. That's quite a few clams!