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Laura Packard (pictured) is vice president, sales and marketing, for American Collectors Insurance.

Spring brings thoughts of baseball cards to the minds of fans, collectors, dealers, and insurance agents in the collectibles insurance marketplace. That’s true even more so this year, after a rare Honus Wagner 1909 baseball card sold for an auction record $2.1 million in April. 

In the early 1900s Wagner was the best-known name among all ballplayers, leading his team to the World Series title in 1909. He later became one of the first five players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Many consider him the greatest shortstop to ever play baseball. His 1909 T206 card also has its own plaque in the hall.

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