Honus Wagner

Friday’s one-minute sketch is of the second-best player of the dead-ball era, Honus Wagner! Who was the best? Ty Cobb.

But, a mint condition 1909 Honus tobacco card is the “Mona Lisa” of baseball memorabilia! He didn’t like that the cards were encouraging kids to buy cigarettes so he demanded that his be withdrawn from the promotion!

Only 50 or 60 are believed to exist!

say “no” to smoking

Published in: on July 27, 2007 at 1:18 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Honus is a sadly underused name anymore. Like Xerxes.

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