1916 M101-4 Sporting News #91 Walter Johnson SGC EX 60

Sold For: $1,680

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 933

Item Year: 1916

Category: Teens to 1920s cards

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Graded EX 60 by SGC. Hands-above-head pose of Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson from the M101-4 Sporting News series. The 1916 M101-4 set is one of the most highly regarded and comprehensive baseball-card sets of the era. The set is commonly referred to as issued by the Sporting News, but, as most collectors know, the set was actually issued by several different companies. Cards were printed with advertising for regional issuers as well as with blank backs. The offered card has the desirable Sporting News advertising back. The M101-4 Sporting News set is universally recognized as one of the most significant of all prewar baseball-card issues. Bright and crisp, both front and back, with four square corners, outstanding image contrast, and centered slightly towards the bottom. This extremely attractive mid-grade example would be a significant addition to any Walter Johnson or prewar Hall of Fame card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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