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1916 M101-5 Sporting News #171 Casey Stengel
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,080
Graded EX/NM 80 (submitted by REA). Extremely attractive example of Hall of Famer Casey Stengel from the M101-5 Sporting News set. One of the key cards to this classic prewar issue, the M101-5 Stengel is an extraordinarily important and fascinating card, yet is still slightly overlooked by many collectors. Stengel appears in the 1910 T210 Old Mill Tobacco set as a minor leaguer, a card which understandably generates tremendous interest whenever it is offered, but this M101-5 Sporting News is also of enormous significance as it is his first card as a Major Leaguer. Clean and crisp with flawless registration and four strong corners. Centered to the left. Clean blank back. This is a very sharp-looking example of Casey Stengel's true Major League rookie card from this classic real-photo issue. We can't help but think this card is undervalued by price guides in light of both its rarity and significance. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grade is $675.
Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,080
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