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1911 M116 Sporting Life SGC NM 84 & NM+ 86 Collection (77)

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $11,258

Exceptional ultra high-grade collection of seventy-seven different M116 Sporting Life cards entirely graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). Comprised exclusively of cards graded NM 84 and NM+ 86, these cards were part of a complete M116 set consigned to this auction by a longtime advanced collector who assembled the set decades ago. The set has been broken into multiple lots in this auction. In the following condition composite, cards are identified by the numbers provided by the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards checklist. This collection consists of the following: NM+ 86 (21 cards): #21, 22, 23, 36, 46, 57, 87, 150, 155, 157, 166a, 173, 177, 182, 191, 209, 217, 236, 241, 258, and 260. NM 84 (56 cards): #8, 12, 13a, 17, 19, 26, 32, 45, 49, 51, 54, 56, 60, 67, 80, 99, 101, 104, 112, 121, 132, 146, 149, 151, 153, 164, 165, 169, 171, 188, 196, 200, 201, 203, 212, 214, 219, 227, 231, 233, 237, 239, 240, 245, 246, 249, 250, 251, 254, 259, 265, 266, 267, 270, 274, and 279. Sporting Life was a major competitor of The Sporting News in the early part of the twentieth century. The Sporting Life set was issued in 24 series of 12 cards each, sold by mail for four cents per series. M116s are one of the most significant and substantial issues of the era, and are considerably scarcer than their tobacco-card counterparts. This collection represents an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a remarkable selection of ultra high-grade M116 Sporting Life cards. These seventy-seven cards, all of which are extraordinary NM or NM+ condition gems (as noted, from a complete set broken up in this auction), would serve as tremendous upgrades or additions to any world-class M116 Sporting Life collection. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades (factoring in the twenty-one half grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $12,540. Total: 77 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++. SOLD FOR $11,258


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