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1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life Fred Clarke SGC NM/MT+ 92 - Black Back - Highest Graded!
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $960
Graded NM/MT+ 92 by SGC (submitted by REA). One of only two examples graded at this level with none graded higher! Magnificent ultra high-grade example of Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Fred Clarke (black back) from the very popular M116 Sporting Life series. This is a stunning card in all respects. All four corners are sharp. The card is perfectly clean, both front and back, with flawless registration and with snow-white borders. The centering on front is virtually perfect left to right and 65/35 top to bottom. The back of the card is boldly printed and perfectly clean. (Fascinating provenance note: when our consignor purchased this card decades ago, it was still in its original envelope along with the rest of the M116 series it was sent with, as originally packaged by Sporting Life. It had never been touched since 1911, and has remained in the original Sporting Life envelope until now! The balance of the collection, including the original Sporting Life envelope in which the cards were packed, appear elsewhere in this auction.) This card would be a worthy addition to any world-class M116 Sporting Life set or Hall of Fame card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $960
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