Baseball Card Donated to Nuns May Fetch $200K

Century-old Honus Wagner card will be windfall
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Oct 27, 2010 2:31 PM CDT Posted Oct 27, 2010 2:31 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 27, 2010 3:15 PM CDT
Rare Baseball Card Auctioned by Nuns
A Honus Wagner baseball card, this one in better condition than the one being auctioned.   (AP)

Though his sister, a nun, died more than 10 years ago, a man who died this year left all of his possessions to her order, the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Baltimore. Among those donated gifts was a diamond in the rough, or rather a figurative diamond in rough condition—a century-old T206 series Honus Wagner baseball card. Though the nuns didn't know who Wagner was, they quickly discovered the value of such a card. Even in poor condition, it's expected to collect up to $200,000.

"It just boggles your mind," Sister Virginia Muller tells the AP. Though she has taken a vow of poverty, she knows exactly what to do with the windfall; the proceeds will be donated to the order's 35 ministries worldwide.
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