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Posted: Monday December 20, 2010 3:44PM ; Updated: Monday December 20, 2010 8:43PM

New buyer emerges for nuns' Honus Wagner card

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A Philadelphia cardiologist agreed to buy Honus Wagner card for $220,000

The card was previously owned by an order of Roman Catholic nuns in Baltimore

Card was left to nuns by brother of a former nun, who had the card since '36

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The Honus Wagner baseball card is considered the most sought-after baseball card in history. Only 60 are known to exist.
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BALTIMORE (AP) -- 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 Monday 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. The man 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.

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