1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life Fred Merkle SGC NM/MT 88 - 1 of 2 - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 148

Item Year: 1910

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded NM/MT 88 by SGC. One of only two examples graded at this level with none higher! Exceptional ultra high-grade example of Fred Merkle (infamous for the "Merkle Boner") from the classic 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life set. Bright, crisp, and clean, with sharp corners, perfect registration, and outstanding centering. Clean and boldly printed reverse. Many collectors consider M116 to represent one of the era's most exceptional values. In terms of the number of players featured, M116 is the second most substantial set of the 1910 era featuring Major Leaguers, trailing only T206. Despite being so similar in design to their T206 counterparts, M116s in general are actually far rarer. This is a superb example that would be a worthy addition to any high-quality complete set. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


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