I have longed for a relic of any kind featuring the greatest shortstop of all time.
Who am I talking about?
The Iron Man?
Sure...it would be nice to add one of the above cards to my collection. I grew up watching them all play and they are all sensational athletes. However, my collection of treasures features PIRATES!!!! That's right, those battling bucs and 5 time World Series Champions.
The first World Series was played in 1903 and the Pittsburgh Pirates were a dynasty in the early 1900s having won the NL Championship in 1901, 1902, 1903, and 1909 (which they also won the World Series).
A main reason why the Pirates were so good back then was a shortstop nicknamed Honus, Hans, or the Flying Dutchman. "Honus" was born Johannes Peter Wagner in 1874 and was cited by Ty Cobb as "maybe the greatest star ever to take the diamond".
As an additional note, I'm going to try and collect as many reprints of the T206 famous Honus Wagner card as I can get my hands on. Anyone have any lying around? I'll gladly take an original too. LOL!