One bid for card comes in at $550,000

Updated: July 5, 2000, 9:13 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The baseball card equivalent of the Hope Diamond is being auctioned on the Internet.

The online auction house eBay began accepting bids Wednesday on a near-mint condition card depicting Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bidding on the card, issued in 1909 by the American Tobacco Company, will continue through July 15.

Two bids were received Wednesday night, the highest for $550,000, said Kristen Sewell, a spokeswoman for ...

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