What gets me the most about the card repeatedly selling for record upon record price (this time $2.8 million), is that if the selling owner had only decided to trade the card for something of equal value, they could get a mansion, or their own private train, private menagerie or Red Sox season tickets for the next twenty years. Or something like that.
And wouldn't that be more fun? I'd love to see the new owner of the Wagner put up a notice on Craigslist to barter with someone. I may have trade fever on the brain (we've got 17 traders lined up so far for The Great UD Goudey Tradeaway), but for a society obsessed with wealth (why else would movie box office reports be considered newsworthy?), it's good to throw them a curveball once in a while, don't you think?
Wagner Card Sells For A Few Gigantic Piles of Cash (Reuters)