1.21.2010

1909 T206
Heinie Wagner

So I think I may have found it: The worst-conditioned baseball card in the world.

A few weeks ago I was browsing on eBay and found this 101-year-old beauty that was just begging to be a part of this blog.

The bidding was fierce, but I was able to land it for the price of one cent. Yep, that's right, a penny. You know, that copper coin you won't even bend down to pick up.

But I was thrilled.

It arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon, and when taking it out of its package, one of the first things I noticed was it was super brittle.

In fact it was so bad, when I took it out of its sleeve, I immediately added the major horizontal crease through Heinie's head. It's barely hanging on.

About 20 minutes ago, I figured it was time to post.

So far, so good. Then it happened.

I was pulling the card off the scanner's surface and it split in two.

Just another wrinkle in the life of this poor old baseball card.

5 comments:

Bob said...

It's certainley a beauty. If you want to make a profit, I'll take it off your hands for 2 cents.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

That's insanely brittle!

Bob said...

You can now say you have an original T206 H.Wagner card.

Anonymous said...

It makes me feel kind of sad looking at it.

Slangon said...

Is that officially the first time you've contributed to the sorry state of a poor old baseball card? That's a beauty by the way.