1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life Blue Background SGC-Graded Collection (8)

Sold For: $2,400

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 116

Item Year: 1910

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Presented is a high-grade collection of eight 1910-1911 Sporting Life "Blue Background" cards, including two Hall of Famers, all graded by SGC (submitted by REA). The collection consists of the following: E. Collins (HOF, EX 60), Crawford (HOF, EX/NM 80), L. Doyle (NM-MT+ 92), Gibson (NM+ 86), D. Jones (EX+ 70), Jordan (EX/NM 80), Tenney (NM 84), and I. Thomas (NM/MT+ 92). Each card is bright, crisp, and entirely clean, front and back, with four sharp corners, outstanding centering, bright white borders, and a flawless registration. M116 Sporting Life cards were issued in subsets of twenty-four cards per series. All eight of these cards are from the distinctive "Blue Background" series. The twenty-four cards from this series were issued with both blue backgrounds and white backgrounds. The "Blue Background" cards have always been especially appreciated by collectors for their scarcity and distinctive style, as well as for their unparalleled high concentration of quality players. This collection would provide instant upgrades to virtually any M116 set. The equivalent SMR value for this collection is $2,925 (factoring the four half-grades at the lower whole-grade level). Total: 8 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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