After a busy holiday season, we’re hard at work developing this year’s City Dining Cards products.
While we can’t give away any hints, some preliminary research led us to the “Holy Grail” of cards: the T-206 “Gretzky” Honus Wagner (choir of angels harmonizes).
Between 1909 and 1911, every pack of cigarettes made by the American Tobacco Company included a baseball card which made up the T-206 White Border set. There are 524 different cards in the collection, all of which are absolutely gorgeous, including the most famous item in sports cards collectables.
All kinds of controversy surrounds the T-206 Honus Wagner card. Experts believe only 50 or 60 still exist, while other cards in the series have numbers in the tens-of-thousands.
Check out the video for more information on the history of the “Gretzky” Honus Wagner card, the federal investigation its involved in, and the prices its fetched over the years. Some interesting things have surfaced since the ESPN short above first aired in February 2013.
We expect to generate a similar amount of hype over this year’s City Dining Cards. Stay tuned!
* Thanks to Mike from CDC for the tip on the video.
Image of Honus Wagner card: AP/Huffington Post
Image of set: Marcissimus