1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life Jack Barry SGC GEM 98 - 1 of 1 - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 145

Item Year: 1910

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded GEM 98 by SGC (submitted by REA). Of the 4,337 M116 cards evaluated to date by SGC, this is the ONLY GEM 98 example listed on their population report! Exceptional ultra high-grade example of Jack Barry from the classic 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life set. This miracle card was preserved for many years by our consignor, who pulled it from an original Sporting Life envelope (many of the other cards from that original envelope are also offered in this auction). 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. From the Dan Gantt Collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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