Friday, October 11, 2013


If you have not heard of Bill Mastro allow me to tell you who this man is. He is the man known as the most disgraced sports memorabilia kingpin in America. Bill had bought a Honus Wagner T206 rookie card for $25,000 back in 1985 and sold it to Jim Copeland for $110,000 in 1987. He denied for over 20 years that he "trimmed the card" to make it appear in better condition. Well today in US court Bill Mastro had pleaded guilty to fraud (amongst other things) and admitted in court that he had trimmed the Wagner card to sharply increase its value. He even boasted about it to his co workers that he cut the card purposely just to increase its value.

So how would you feel about paying $2.8 million for a baseball card that's been altered from its originality? You could ask Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick as he was the last man to purchase it and is the current owner of the card.

1 comment:

Fuji said...

I had heard rumors about this for years. It's good that the truth has finally come out. This guy should be thrown into a prison cell and forced to collate 1988 Topps sets for the next 25 years.