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 A Honus Wagner baseball card reportedly sold for $2.8 million in 2007

Buy Americana: U.S. Stocks versus Collectibles

Posted: July 29, 2009 21:15 Last Updated: | Julie Carlson Wildfeuer

The Wall Street Journal published a new study by Birinyi Associates on Tuesday comparing U.S. stocks with other assets over the long haul. The results touted selected collectibles as the biggest winners. Here's how eight asset types ranked in the study: 1. Sports memorabilia, ie., a rare Honus Wagner baseball card has appreciated 9,900% since 1985. (Honus Wagner, known as "The Flying Dutchman" for his great speed and Germanic heritage, played mostly for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1897 to 1917.) 2. Popular postage, ie., the "Inverted Jenny" U.S. postage stamp is up 500% in the last sever...