Honus Wagner

Honus Wagner, was born on Feb. 24, 1874.  I read several websites and became quite intrigued by, “The Flying Dutchman,” not only for his natural ability and statistics, but for his passion for the game and respect for his fans.

“Known as the “Mona Lisa of baseball cards” the Honus Wagner baseball card was printed in 1909 by the Piedmont Cigarette Company as part of a tobacco promotion, but was recalled almost immediately at the request of Honus Wagner, who objected because he did not want to set a bad example for children.”about.com

These cards are so rare, a near mint condition baseball card was sold at auction for $2.8 million in 2007.