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Arkansas man pays $1.62 million for Honus Wagner baseball card

Updated: August 2, 2008, 8:25 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card was sold for $1.62 million at a memorabilia auction in Chicago, a sports auction company said Saturday.

The record price for a baseball card is $2.8 million -- paid in 2007 for a near-mint condition Wagner card released in 1909 by the American Tobacco Company.

John Rogers, 35, of North Little Rock, Ark., said his winning bid for the T206 Wagner card is the realization of a decades-long dream.

"I call this the holy grail of baseball ...

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