Va. Shop Displaying Famous Rare Baseball Card

July 29, 2010

A Chesapeake coin shop is displaying what experts say is one of the most famous baseball cards in American history, the Honus Wagner T206.

The 1909 card is one of about 100 still in existence and is being displayed at Dominion Coin this week. Shop owner Ray Ciccone is serving as the agent for the card's owner, a Baltimore convent that was bequeathed the card as part of a collection previously owned by the brother of one of the convent's nuns.

Ciccone says the card isn't in the same pristine condition as one that has fetched more than $2 million.

He'll display the card in his shop until he has to deliver it to a Texas auction house early next week. This one is valued at about $150,000.

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