Sister Virginia Muller had never heard of shortstop Honus Wagner.
But she quickly learned the baseball great is a revered figure among
collectors, and the most sought-after baseball card in history. And
thanks to an unexpected donation, one of the century-old cards belongs
to Muller and her order, the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre
The sisters are auctioning off Wagner’s card, which despite its poor
condition is expected to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000. The
proceeds will go to their ministries in 35 countries around the world. The card is part of the T206 series, produced between 1909 and 1911. About 60 Wagner cards are known to exist.
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