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1911 M116 Sporting Life Hall of Fame SGC Collection (3)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $7,638
Collection of three key Hall of Famers (all pastel variations) from the 1911 M116 Sporting Life set. All three cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA): Ty Cobb (EX 60), Christy Mathewson (EX+ 70), and Honus Wagner (EX 60). Each card is bright and crisp, clean both front and back, and with boldly printed reverses. Cobb is a gem and is beautifully centered approximately 45/55 L/R. Mathewson is an extremely sharp, crisp card, and is centered 65/35 L/R. Wagner is overgraded in our opinion. It is centered 30/70 L/R, and the centering combined with the corner rounding, especially in the lower right, allows us to grade this card at only Vg-Ex. It is still a great-looking card. Many collectors consider M116 one of the era's most exceptional values. Despite being so similar in design to their T206 counterparts, M116s in general are actually far rarer. In comparing the price guide values of M116s and T206 cards of the same Hall of Famers in the same grades, it is hard not to appreciate the outstanding value of the three quality Hall of Fame Sporting Life cards in this lot. Total 3 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $7,638
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