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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Grantland: 30 for 30 Shorts: Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner

On Morning Joe…someone made the mistake of waking up Mike Barnicle and he immediately started bragging about this short made by his sons.

The latest film is Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner from Nick and Colin Barnicle. The T206 Honus Wagner is the most famous baseball card in the world. Bought and sold many times over, the copy once owned by Wayne Gretzky has now appreciated to nearly $3 million. But, this gem may have been doctored. From mere speculation, the accusations of alteration have risen all the way to federal indictments. But this is still “just” a baseball card.

Repoz Posted: February 27, 2013 at 12:57 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: February 27, 2013 at 03:26 PM (#4377135)
My favorite historical player.
   2. GregD Posted: February 27, 2013 at 03:41 PM (#4377153)
now associated with your least-favorite TV commentator!
   3. Select Storage Device Posted: February 27, 2013 at 03:47 PM (#4377162)
If Keith can do it, so can I.
   4. deputydrew Posted: February 28, 2013 at 02:22 PM (#4377721)
An interesting film, to be sure. The book "The Card" is a reasonably interesting read for anyone with a passing interest in baseball cards. It actually has a different theory than the one presented in the film, at least if I remember correctly.

Some quick googling suggests that Mastro is about to plead guilty. Actually, it shows that he cut a deal with prosecutors that the judge rejected.
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: February 28, 2013 at 03:06 PM (#4377765)
The book "The Card" is a reasonably interesting read for anyone with a passing interest in baseball cards.

Good to know! I picked up a copy of it last night while browsing at Half Price Books.
   6. deputydrew Posted: February 28, 2013 at 04:15 PM (#4377811)
The book "The Card" is a reasonably interesting read for anyone with a passing interest in baseball cards.

Good to know! I picked up a copy of it last night while browsing at Half Price Books.


There are others that are more interesting, I think. There's a book about Upper Deck that's really good. Out of print, but pretty cheap online. Another really good book is Operation Bullpen, about an FBI sting into autograph forgers. Makes you question any autograph you didn't see signed yourself.
   7. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 28, 2013 at 04:46 PM (#4377855)
Another really good book is Operation Bullpen, about an FBI sting into autograph forgers. Makes you question any autograph you didn't see signed yourself.


The idea of buying an autograph never made much sense to me, especially when considering that of a sports figure. I was lucky growing up in South Florida with easy access to spring training sites for numerous teams (and best of all, the defunct "Pizza Hut All-Star Softball Game") and compiled a pretty significant stack of autographed cards, but those came with the fun of seeing the players up-close and getting a handshake in the bargain. Even the idea of paying a player at a signing seems weird to me, although I did pony up for a few if I thought the player was especially worthwhile (Pete Rose, Hank Aaron, Don Baylor, and Dave Winfield are the only ones I recall) but paying for the item without the interaction from the player just seems screwy from a philosophical standpoint. The risk of getting defrauded would scare the beejeebers out of me.

I liked the 30 on 30 short though. Has Olbermann always had that thing on his nose? It's hypnotic.

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