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Honus Wagner was reportedly upset when this image was used - without his permission - on baseball cards which were inserted into cigarette packages.

Demanding that those cards be pulled from circulation, Wagner unwittingly created a very valuable object.  Even in 2012, a Honus-Wagner card - which cost pennies when it was released - was sold for $1.2 million

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Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.

 

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