Answer: Honus Wagner
When it comes to collectibles, there are rare items and then rare items – unique items that are so rare that they are almost unicorny Rarity In the world of baseball card collecting, the most valuable of these unicorn-like collectibles is the 1
Several things have come together to make this card the rarest card in the world. First, it's from the early era of baseball cards – just age can help explain the rarity. Second, Honus Wagner is considered one of the best baseball players to ever have lived, and everything related to his career is very collectable. Eventually (and most importantly), the baseball cards of the time were distributed as promotional items with cigarette packs; Honus Wagner disagreed with the agreement, believing that he would encourage children interested in baseball to become interested in cigarettes as well. He insisted that they recall the packs with his card and that they would no longer distribute their cards in the future. As a result, fewer than 60 authenticated 1909 T206 Honus Wagner cards are known, and there are mint-fresh examples of the card. Up to $ 3.12 million sold – even cards rated only 2 out of 10 on the Professional Sports Authenticator's scale were still achieving $ 75,000 at auction.