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Rare Honus Wagner Baseball Card to be on Display at the George W. Bush Presidential Center
Visitors to the George W. Bush Presidential Center will have the opportunity to view a T206 Honus Wagner baseball card, one of the rarest and most sought-after pieces of sports memorabilia.
The card will be on display from July 1 through August 17 as part of the Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Entrance to the special exhibit is included with Museum admission.
The T206 card series was produced from 1909 to 1911 by the American Tobacco Company and distributed in packs of cigarettes. Honus Wagner's card is the rarest of the set after Wagner requested that his likeness not be included in the packs. In 1936, Wagner went on to become one of the first five players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime showcases how the sport of baseball and our Chief Executives have interacted over time. From the beginning of our nation to present day, Presidents have loved baseball, helping to ensure that it became an important part of our national life and truly the great American pastime.
In telling this important piece of our history, the Bush Presidential Library and Museum is using baseball-related documents and artifacts from its archives as well as from other presidential libraries. The exhibit also draws from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and other collections.