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1911 M116 Sporting Life George McQuillan, Cincinnati - Extreme Rarity

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,818.75

Graded EX+ 70 by SGC. The M116 Sporting Life McQuillan with Cincinnati variation is one of the two ultra rare team variations in the M116 set which appear on virtually every M116 want list and since 1911 have kept almost all collectors from ever completing their sets. George McQuillan was with the Philadelphia Nationals in 1910 and his M116 Sporting Life card normally features him with that team designation. The Sporting Life set was printed over two seasons (1910 and 1911). When McQuillan was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for the 1911 season, Sporting Life changed the team designation on his card, but the print run for the team-change card was obviously extremely low. Literally only a few examples are known. One other card in the M116 set, McConnell (Chicago variation), shares this same degree of extreme rarity due to a similar team-change in the M116 set. This is a very high-grade example of one of the great rarities of the M116 Sporting Life set. Bright, fresh, and clean, both front and back, with just a slight hint of corner wear. The back features the rare "Over 300 Subjects" style reverse. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,818.75

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