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The 'Holy Grail' of baseball cards just sold for $2.1 million in an online auction

If you have a friend who's obsessed with baseball cards, you've no doubt heard about the T206 Honus Wagner card. Known colloquially as the "Holy Grail," the Wagner card is widely acknowledged to be the most coveted and valuable baseball card in history. One happened to be listed in an online auction throughout March, and on Saturday it finally sold.

For $2,105,770.50.

That's a lot of money to invest in something that could easily be destroyed by the washing machine -- particularly when that kind of dough could be used for so many other worthwhile pursuits.

For example, if this guy really loves baseball, that $2.1 million could buy a season ticket behind home plate at Yankee Stadium every year for 50 years and he would still have a ton left over.

Having said that, who are we to judge what others do with their money? They earned it, and it's their right to do with it whatsoever they wish, no matter if it might seem insane and whimsical.

He owns the T206 Honus Wagner card and we don't. For him, that's probably the only thing that matters.

-- Dakota Gardner /