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Honus Wagner
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Baseball Player
    (February 24, 1874-December 6, 1955)
    Played for the Louisville Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates
    Played from 1897-1917
    Batted over .300 in 17 consecutive seasons
    Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame (1936)
    Known as 'The Flying Dutchman'
    Eight time NL batting champ
    Led the NL five times in stolen bases
    He is on the most valuable baseball card in existence, because it came bundled in a tobacco product and he ordered the cards destroyed (only 58 are known to survive).
    Many baseball historians feel that Honus wanted the cards destroyed because he was not paid a royalty on it and the tobacco story was a publicity cover.
    However, Honus sent the following letter to the Tobacco company: 'I don't want my picture in any cigarettes, but I also don't want you to lose the ten dollars, so I'm enclosing my check for that sum.'
    He was an anti-smoker.
    The only known mint 1910 card was bought by Wayne Gretzky and a partner for $451,000 (1991)
    Treat Entertainment bought the card for $500,000 and gave it away as promotion through Wal-Mart (it helped sell almost 50 million packs of cards).
    Patricia Gibbs won the card and placed it into auction.
    Michael Gidwitz purchased it for $640,000 (1996).
    A very good conditioned card was auctioned for $222,500 (1998).
    He said: 'In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision. They really called them as they saw 'em.'
    He stopped cussing, because women were going to ball games.
    Ty Cobb said he was the only baseball player not afraid of him.
    Once, Cobb tried to run to second base, but Wagner tagged him and loosened Cobb's front tooth.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 81 Votes: 50.62% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 21 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 58 Votes: 37.93% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 127 Votes: 36.22% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 55 Votes: 32.73% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 130 Votes: 45.38% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 142 Votes: 42.96% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 264 Votes: 42.80% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 392 Votes: 44.13% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1490 Votes: 42.21% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 3627 Votes: 35.07% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6401 Votes: 35.24% Annoying
 
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