1916 M101-4 and M101-5 Sporting News SGC-Graded Collection (45) Including Morehouse Baking

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 926

Item Year: 1916

Category: Teens to 1920s cards

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Extremely substantial high-grade collection of forty-five different M101-4 and M101-5 Sporting News cards (four cards from M101-4 Series and forty-one cards from M101-5 Series). All forty-five cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC. The 1916 M101-4/5 sets are two of the most highly regarded and comprehensive baseball-card sets of the era. The sets are commonly referred to as issued by The Sporting News, but, as most collectors know, the sets were actually issued by several different companies. Cards were printed with advertising for regional issuers as well as with blank banks. Most of the cards in this collection have blanks backs but also included (as noted below) are two advertising reverses; Moorehouse Baking and Sporting News. This is an exceptionally impressive collection of high-grade cards from two of the most substantial and important sets from the era. 1) 1916 M101-4 Sporting News (4 cards): NM/MT+ 92 (1 card): #2 Agnew (Boston). NM/MT 88 (3 cards): #11, 18, and 98 (Sporting News back). 2) M101-5 Sporting News (41 cards): NM 84 (22 cards): #102, 104, 107, 108, 111 Marsans, 118, 119, 123, 124, 128, 137, 156, 157, 164, 165, 167, 170, 172, 174, 185, 195, and 197. EX/NM 80 (12 cards): #112, 122, 127, 129, 130, 134, 161, 168, 175, 190, 193, and 194. EX+ 70 (3 cards): #121, 125, and 138. EX 60 (3 cards): #92 Kauff (Morehouse Baking back), 136 Peckinpaugh, and 140. VG/EX 50 (1 card): #106 Magee. This is a quality group! Large collections of M101-4/5s in high grade are rarely seen or offered. This collection could provide the foundation for the assembly of an outstanding M101-4/5 complete set or easily be broken up. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades is $6,018 (factoring the four half-grades at the lower whole-grade level). Total: 45 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500++.


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