The secret is now out. Purchase nearly 3 years ago for $2.8Million, the owner of the famed T206 Honus Wagner Baseball card once owned by Wayne Gretzky/Bruce McNall and then Walmart was a industry secret. It was put away in some hidden vault thought to never see the light of day again.
Well, the collector has come out of the dark and has finally revealed himself. Current Managing General Partner/ Owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ken Kendrick, bought the card. On top of that, he is loaning it, along with a couple dozen other rarities to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown for special display starting tomorrow.
If you live in the area or plan on visiting and have never seen it, go take a good look. I had seen the card several years ago at The National Convention in Anaheim and it is quite simply a beaut. It is one of the cleanest, brightest and sharpest examples of a T206 card I have ever seen, rumors about its trimming notwithstanding.