PRLog - Jan. 17, 2013 - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When thousands of classic car aficionados gather at Barrett-Jackson:
1901 Honus Wagner T206 Baseball Card from Goldin Auctions
Less than 200 Wagner cards were issued by the American Tobacco Company from 1909 to 1911 as part of the T206 series. Production of the card was halted after Wagner, the star shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates, requested that the tobacco company stopped including his image in cigarette packs. As a result, there have been less than 60 authentic Wagner cards submitted for authentication and/or grading by the major card grading companies. The Wagner card that will be on display at the duPont REGISTRY™ showcase is graded EX 5 (MC) by PSA, making it one of the three highest graded Wagner T206 cards in the world. In 2008, this exact card sold for $1.62 million.
Barrett-Jackson attendees can see the Wagner card up close by visiting the duPont REGISTRY™ showcase in space #9, where Goldin Auctions will have it on display. In addition, the duPont REGISTRY™ will feature other luxury brands, including Starwood Motors and Orbita Watch Winders, among others, as well as multiple high-end vehicles, like the Ultimate Spy Car, an Aston Martin Vanquish inspired by and reproduced from the James Bond movie “Die Another Day,” courtesy of Exclusive Motor Cars.
About duPont REGISTRY™
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, duPont REGISTRY™ is synonymous with the world’s luxury marketplace, presenting luxury, exotic, and classic automobiles, along with a gallery of high-end homes, boats and premier brands for sale. The media company produces the leading luxury marketplace publications, while their website is one of the most-visited luxury portals on the web. For more information, visit www.duPontREGISTRY.com.
About Goldin Auctions
Founded by sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin, Goldin Auctions offers collectors the best in sports, history and pop culture memorabilia. Goldin Auctions items come with LOA from third-party authenticators, such as PSA/DNA or JSA. All game-worn items come with team, player, MEARS, PSA/DNA full LOA or additional LOA. Goldin Auctions features a team of world-class memorabilia experts. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.