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New buyer pays $220G for Honus Wagner card

BALTIMORE - A new buyer has emerged for the rare Honus Wagner baseball card that was bequeathed to an order of Roman Catholic nuns in Baltimore.

The card was sold at auction last month for $220,000, but the winning bidder never paid. So Dallas-based Heritage Auctions contacted one of its longtime clients, a Philadelphia cardiologist, who immediately agreed to buy the card for the same price.

The money was sent by bank wire yesterday to the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

The card was left to the School Sisters by the brother of a former nun after he died earlier this year. He had owned the card since 1936. It's in poor condition, but the Wagner card is the most sought-after baseball card in history. About 60 are known to exist. - AP

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