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1911 M116 Sporting Life Blue Background Honus Wagner
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,644
Graded FAIR 20 by SGC. Honus Wagner from the prized "Blue Background" series of M116 Sporting Life. Technically in a very modest grade, this card is exceptionally attractive and has the overall appearance of a much higher grade card. This rare card is popular on many counts, including that the portrait is so similar in appearance to the famous T206 Wagner and dates from the same era. The "Blue Background" series is the most desirable series of the 1911 M116 Sporting Life set. These cards have always been especially appreciated by collectors for their scarcity and distinctive style, as well as for the unparalleled concentration of quality players in the series. Honus Wagner, of course, is one of the key cards of the "Blue Background" subset series. Bright and clean both front and back, with outstanding color, a little corner wear, a few creases, and an extremely bold blue background. This is a magnificent example in a very desirable and relatively affordable mid-grade of one of Honus Wagner's most distinctive and popular portrait cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,644
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