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1911 M116 Sporting Life "Blue Background" PSA EX 5 Collection (3)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,233

Collection of three 1911 Sporting Life "Blue Background" cards, including two Hall of Famers, each graded EX 5 by PSA: Roger Bresnahan (HOF), Hal Chase, and Christy Mathewson (HOF). Each card is well centered with square corners; all are clean both front and back, and with boldly printed reverses; Chase has a very small, light surface wrinkle in the upper right corner. M116 Sporting Life cards were issued in subsets of twenty-four cards per series. All three of these cards are from the distinctive "Blue Background" series. The 24 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 is a very impressive-looking trio with all three cards having an appearance superior to their technically accurate assigned grades. The total SMR is $1,950. Total: 3 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,233

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