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1916 M101-4/5 Advertising Back Type Collection (9) Including Seven Hall of Famers
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,320
Presented is a fascinating collection of nine cards from the 1916 M101-4/5 sets, each featuring a different reverse advertisement, highlighted by seven Hall of Famers, including Connie Mack, Mordecai Brown, and Frank Baker. The cards in this collection share the same fronts as those issued as part of the M101-4/5 Sporting News sets but are differentiated by their distinct advertising reverses. M101-4/5 Sporting News cards were issued as promotional vehicles for a number of regional businesses, including clothing stores and bakeries throughout the country. These advertising backs vary in scarcity. A terrific reference to the scarcity of the different advertising reverses has been compiled by vintage-card scholars (and M101-4/5 set experts) Tim Newcomb and Todd Schultz and can be found at http://www.oldcardboard.com/m/m101-4/m101pop.asp. Each card in the offered collection is graded and encapsulated by PSA (five) or SGC (four). This collection consists of the following: Blank Back (#8 Baker, HOF, PSA VG-EX 4), Famous & Barr (#17 Brown, HOF, PSA FR 1.5), Globe Stores (#41 Crawford, HOF, PSA VG 3), two Herpolsheimer (#26 Callahan, SGC VG 40 and 86 Huggins, HOF, PSA EX-MT 6), Indianapolis Brewing (#41 Crawford, HOF, SGC GOOD 30), Sporting News (#9 Baker, HOF, PSA GOOD 2), and Weil Baking (#107 Mack, HOF, SGC VG 40). Also included is a D328 Weil Baking Co. #126 Neale (Football HOF, SGC VG 40), which has a similar appearance to the M101-4/5 cards but is not part of the series. While the condition of these cards varies, each is a very presentable sample card, with a boldly printed reverse. This is a very carefully assembled collection of these rare and desirable advertising reverses from the classic M101-4/5 sets, which would serve as worthy additions to even the most advanced prewar-card or type-card collections. Total: 9 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $1,320
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