Honus Wagner
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Sports Collectibles

James Powel, age 11, from Van Nuys stares at a $1.3 million 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card locked in a glass display case. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Ten years ago baseball cards were said to be a great investment and would be worth a ton of money, but that turned out not to be true. (Eric Boyd / LAT)
Wayne Varner of Shoebox Cards out of Pittsburgh reaches for a trading card to show to a potential buyer at the nation’s biggest sports collectibles show called the National Sports Collectors Convention. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
New baseball cards are selling for 50 percent off at Home Team Cards out of Stillwater, OK. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
Vintage baseball cards from BMW Sportscards out of Madison, Wisconsin on display. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
Romel Gharagedaghi looks at vintage trading cards. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
Bill Zimpleman of Shoebox Cards out of Pittsburgh holding a 1955 Jackie Robinson card which sells for $950. (Christine Cotter / LAT)